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    Lyman 1200 dps or RCBS charge master

    Looking to buy either one of these, But thought I would see if any one is selling theres first?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tayfix View Post
    Looking to buy either one of these, But thought I would see if any one is selling theres first?
    Sorry, can't help with finding you one but just a few thoughts -

    1. The RCBS chargemaster is without doubt the best bit of reloading kit I have ever bought. Very easy to use, extremely accurate and reduces load times dramatically.

    2. Should you have to buy a new one it might lessen the pain of the initial cost if you consider that the chargemaster will always be worth (about) 90%+ of what you paid for it so you are only "spending" 10% of the cost (say 35) because it will always return you the balance if you sell it?

    3. I would recommend that you also buy a Lyman pan (with integral funnel) and use this instead of the RCBS one. It eliminates the need for a funnel and speeds up the process.

    4. Check out prices posted from the US. Even with any duty and VAT it can still be cheaper than from the UK - but check out voltage because if you buy the 110v model you will need an adaptor.

    I hope you find one.

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    Just as a matter of interest, which may help you decide which one to buy. I bought a Chargemaster combo 1500, second hand about a year ago, and it worked fine, until one day when I needed to make up some rounds, I turned it on, it would do nothing.
    I contacted RCBS in the states and they were great, told me to send unit back to states along with cheque for $45 and they would sort it out. It took about a month but when returned I found that they had sent me a brand new one which works fine.
    So I can recommend a RCBS one as there customer service is fantastic.
    Mike

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    I've been looking for one of these for a long time, no one seems to want to part with them! If anyone has two spare ones please let us both know!

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    I have been useing a Lyman DPS 1200 for many years and have loaded 1000s of rounds succesfuly, but recently it has started throwing .1 to .5 over wieght...

    Im going back to a beam scale with a new Targetmaster trickler...

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    Had two dps3s and had problems now use the chargemaster.
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    Hi Mate
    Here you go one here for you just $63.65 Postage on an heavy item like this below @ $422.55 plus all the postage and import taxes

    RCBS 1500 CHARGEMASTER POWDER SCALE DISPENSER COMBO 220 | eBay

    and yet another

    RCBS 1500 CHARGEMASTER POWDER SCALE DISPENSER COMBO 110 | eBay

    and the cheapest yet ! @ $289.95 thats around 180.00 plus taxes and postage costs.

    RCBS Chargemaster Dispenser and Scale - Natchez Shooters Supplies

    and at a fraction of Optics warehouse but theirs is without import duty vat and postage costs ! @ 335.00 if you want to buy here.

    Opticswarehouse RCBS RELOADING KITS

    Hope this assist you

    Steve

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    I looked into both these models before I had to divert funds elsewhere and found the RCBS came out tops each way but loose, so based on my research I would have definately gone the RCBS route. But I have no practical experience and I am sure there will be others who will argue differently.

    Caveat Emptor

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    Thank you guys for the input, Fingers crossed for some one selling up there kit?
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    BARGAIN ALERT

    Credit cards at the ready......??

    RCBS : RCBS ChargeMaster Combo-Scale and Dispenser -


    On offer at well under 200. Even with delivery, VAT & duty (?) it should still be cheap?
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