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    Powder scales

    Hi can any one recommend a reasonably priced good set of scales.

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    I'm using a set of cheap digital ones from eBay and a set of lee scales. Don't feel 100% about either

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob_mullis View Post
    Hi can any one recommend a reasonably priced good set of scales.
    I went for a set rcbs 505 scales
    stotty

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    Has any one got a set for sale on here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob_mullis View Post
    I'm using a set of cheap digital ones from eBay and a set of lee scales. Don't feel 100% about either
    I wondered about a cheap set of digital ones from amazon and checking them every fifth load against a known weight measured on some expensive ones. I've just bought a lee classic loader and thought that would be more accurate than using a dipper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimo View Post
    I wondered about a cheap set of digital ones from amazon and checking them every fifth load against a known weight measured on some expensive ones. I've just bought a lee classic loader and thought that would be more accurate than using a dipper.
    I have a set of lee scales that I no longer need if anyone wants them. They are boxed and in excellent condition. 24 posted. pm me if interested. atb Tim

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    rcbs 505, about the best you will get for the price of a second hand set,

    never liked digital gear way to sensitive for me.

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    rcbs 505 had mine over 40yrs still as good today. Dave

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    I use the Lee scales. They are a bit of a fiddle but do fine for my modest reloading requirements.

    There was a chap some years back who was something of an expert on scales. He carried out a lot of testing on the scales he had available to him, good and well designed experiments which gave solid and statistically significant results. He had access to a very accurate lab scale on which to measure charges weighed on the various scales he tested. I can't remember exactly now but would say he tested around 20 or so of the common reloading scales.

    His remarkable discovery was that the Lee scale was both the most accurate (when you set it to 46.3 grains the charge actually came in at 46.3 grains when weighed on his reference lab scale) and the most repeatable.

    Given this you probably don't have much to worry about when it comes to your Lee scale.
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