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    Modified/Accurised RCBS Scales

    I've seen the video that "1066" did of his modified RCBS, accursed, extended pointer, mount for webcam etc and I fancy a pair.

    I was wondering if these modified scales are available to buy, or does someone do the mods as a service.

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    Scott Parker does the modifications but he's in the US.
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    Are you thinking of something like this Tim:




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    Quote Originally Posted by 1066 View Post
    Are you thinking of something like this Tim
    Yeah that's what I was after.

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    What is the point, if you'll excuse the pun? Admitting my guilt, I have modified my own RCBS scales in a similar manner, but am prepared to acknowledge that, for stalking, or even Target Rifle, weighing to better than plus or minus one tenth of a grain gives no better accuracy. Over 100 metres, the best shooters are the bench rest boys. They don't even bother to weigh, they throw their charges! A Great Britain target shooter of my aquaintaince has set up his scales so as to accept any charge plus or minus one tenth of a grain, and accepts anything between theses limits. Believe me, he shoots a damn sight better than me, or you, for that matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 65morris06 View Post
    Believe me, he shoots a damn sight better than me, or you, for that matter.
    That's a rather sweeping statement, you haven't got a clue what I shoot like.

    I agree, a tenth of a grain here or there really doesn't make much difference at the shorter ranges, and yes, the short range benchresters do often just dump charges but I think you will not find many 600 or 1000 yard benchrest shooters or those shooting F-Class just dump charges. In fact there's now a steady drift away from the Chargemaster type auto-dispensers when searching for superior accuracy.

    If the sole purpose of the rifle/ammunition is to put meat on the table, then a 75 year old Lee Enfield with battle sights and government surplus ammunition will do the job. If on the other hand, you have spent, say,3,000 on a reasonable rifle and scope, why not feed it good ammunition.

    When prepping a case and loading a round we try and make them all the same - consistency = accuracy.

    However, generally sloppy rounds with a few thou here or there with the length of the case, different headstamps, variable neck tension, variable seating depth etc. etc. individually don't make a lot of difference at shorter ranges, probably all going into a 2 inch group at 100 yards, but at longer ranges they will show up.

    Why spend time perfectly prepping a case then just dump some powder and say it's good enough for stalking and short range when it's so easy to get a consistent amount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 65morris06 View Post
    What is the point
    Errr because I can. I like the accuracy I get from hand loading ammo, it's an extension to my shooting hobby. Also I like to take pride in what I do. I guess it's the professional engineer in me, the "that's close enough" attitude is fine for some people but not me.

    I've used a powder thrower and wasn't impressed with the accuracy, way to many variables of how you use it.

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    "you will not find many 600 or 1000 yard benchrest shooters or those shooting F-Class just dump charges"
    "However, generally sloppy rounds with a few thou here or there with the length of the case, different headstamps, variable neck tension, variable seating depth etc. etc. individually don't make a lot of difference at shorter ranges, probably all going into a 2 inch group at 100 yards, but at longer ranges they will show up." I agree with all of the above quoted sentiments. I stalk and take a pride in carefully reloading my sporting rifle rounds to shoot better than 1 MOA. As for your shooting, I know that I am a useless target rifle shooter, but I enjoy it. One of the benefits is that you get to shoot alongside the best shooters there are. It is very egalitarian in that way. That's why I suspect that you don't shoot as well as they do; I've seen them, and whereas I haven't seen you shoot, I have my suspicions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 65morris06 View Post
    That's why I suspect that you don't shoot as well as they do; I've seen them, and whereas I haven't seen you shoot, I have my suspicions.
    Is it something I've said to give you those suspicions? I can't claim to be "top shot" and I'm really not very good with a shotgun, but I did shoot my first 900/1000yds competition at Bisley in 1963 and have continued to shoot and compete in smallbore/fullbore rifle and pistol, gallery rifle and muzzle loading pistol since then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 65morris06 View Post
    What is the point, if you'll excuse the pun? Admitting my guilt, I have modified my own RCBS scales in a similar manner, but am prepared to acknowledge that, for stalking, or even Target Rifle, weighing to better than plus or minus one tenth of a grain gives no better accuracy. Over 100 metres, the best shooters are the bench rest boys. They don't even bother to weigh, they throw their charges! A Great Britain target shooter of my aquaintaince has set up his scales so as to accept any charge plus or minus one tenth of a grain, and accepts anything between theses limits. Believe me, he shoots a damn sight better than me, or you, for that matter.

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