Anyone purchased one?
Anyone purchased one?
Brought one back from the States with me last year brilliant.
Both the CM and Natchez are good. Natchez always has the cheapest CM pricing around.
Although disappointingly my scales died on my CM after several years good service. Non repairable/throw away situation, and only 1 year warranty from RCBS, well expired in my case.
Same failure possibilty for any piece of electronic gear rather than a brand issue.Tossed up buying the Lyman Gen 6 as a replacement but ended up cheaper just buying a new scales section for the CM.
Would look seriously at the Gen 6 if starting out again. Also see RCBS have introduced a CM Lite.
CM is not super accurate but good for churning out run-of-the-mill loads.
Yeah, I bought one off them about 6 months ago. I wasn't that impressed with their service - it to about 10 days and a couple of emails for me to get a response. But it was a good deal and it arrived
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Bought a weather stn off them. It died after about a month. Returned to them and they replaced OK. Any saving I made by buying off shore was gobbled up by the return postage. Still, only loss I have had.
I got one from Natchez on special quite a few years ago. It was well cheaper than pother sources and we got it OK. It had the american voltage power supply but I found a lot of cordless phones in NZ have the same attachment so have acquired 3 different NZ compatible power supplies.
To tune your chargemaster for speed and accuracy, search for a post by "Spanners" on the NZ hunting forum. There are secret ways of adjusting the trickle speed at 3 different stages. Works well if you only use one load and one powder. I get 0 to +0.2 gr each time which is good enough. MIght be more fussy if I was shooting past 500m. Also use a big size McDonalds straw up the dispensing tube to get more consistent weights. You need the one that's .308" dia.
Chargemaster is still going strong after sevral years. God to know you can replace the scales if they die.
One thing to be aware of buying stuff from the US- there are no surface freight options now and -any- form of air freight is now expensive and often a deal-breaker. Check it out carefully before laying out the dosh.
the new model hornady goes really well.
I have a spare one at a sharp price so pm if keen
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For items like a CM (or Hornady's equivalent) I would price up from Jason @ Ozark Outdoors first. He also trades as Ozark1 on TM.
As for tuning CMs there is lots of info on the web now. Originally it was a guy on a South African forum that posted the codes. Here is one site Speed Up Your RCBS ChargeMaster within AccurateShooter.com with mention of Jaco Brink and hisfull list of codes.
Last edited by zimmer; 18-04-2017 at 09:14 AM.
give CR Pain a ring he sells the lyman electronic powder dispencers and anything to do with lyman they are good accurate machines i,ve had one for a long long time and its never let me down they are the bench mark i recon