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Thread: Wanted: Reloading scales

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    Wanted: Reloading scales

    I am starting to reload again after 25 years to make low recoil shotgun cartridges for my grandson & am needing scales, anything considered. Cheers.

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    Got a Lee Safety Scale, brand new that came with my Lee Anniversary kit. Never opened, just sitting here. Say $30 incl shipping to you ?

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    They're currently $49 at Reloaders plus shipping.
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    Buy a twenty dollar set of electronic scales off trademe. They have grains and grams etc. We use them in our school for chemistry and all sorts of stuff. They are great.

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    The Lee scales will be far more accurate than the electronic.
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    Disagree after using them for over three years they are extremely accurate to 0.001. You try doing that with other scales.

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    I've got a Lyman Pro 500 set of scales. Unopened, surplus to requirements. Not sure what they'd be worth, but I have never used them.

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    Garyp, your $20 scales might read down to 0.001 (what unit btw), but the chances of them being accurate are remote to say the least. Have you calibrated them against a known weight or a high-end set of scales ?

    My experience with electronic scales is that they require a lot of calibration, the battery discharge state causes fluctuations, and some of them are so sensitive that it makes them a pain to use practically. They also need to "warm up" before using, causing up to 0.4gr difference, in my world that is a major jump.

    A decent set of beam scales, maintained properly to reduce friction, is very intuitive and fast to use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    Garyp, your $20 scales might read down to 0.001 (what unit btw), but the chances of them being accurate are remote to say the least. Have you calibrated them against a known weight or a high-end set of scales ?

    My experience with electronic scales is that they require a lot of calibration, the battery discharge state causes fluctuations, and some of them are so sensitive that it makes them a pain to use practically. They also need to "warm up" before using, causing up to 0.4gr difference, in my world that is a major jump.

    A decent set of beam scales, maintained properly to reduce friction, is very intuitive and fast to use.
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    The Lyman above would be good.
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    Yes, we check them every so often and they are consistently spot on unless some little so and so has dropped them and damaged them. They are very sensitive to wind so we have to keep them out of the wind so the senior chemists get precise results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kscott View Post
    Got a Lee Safety Scale, brand new that came with my Lee Anniversary kit. Never opened, just sitting here. Say $30 incl shipping to you ?

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    They're currently $49 at Reloaders plus shipping.
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    They sound Fantastic to me thanks. PM sent

    I don't think I could get the small electronic scales as would would leave me open for all kinds of teasing from my buddies about "wheres the lil' bags to go with them, are ya tryin to be a drug dealer or are ya smart enough to use them ya techno retard? "

    not that I wouldn't tease them about their AR15 being PINK lol
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    Done, and scales sold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robojaz View Post
    I've got a Lyman Pro 500 set of scales. Unopened, surplus to requirements. Not sure what they'd be worth, but I have never used them.
    They are 130 in shop. What ya want for em?

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    If someone still looking for some scales and trickler i have as brand new for sale. $100 delivered anywhere in nz.
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    For another $40 i will throw a Lee "Bean scale" with the kit or sell it separated if wanted.

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    I used to use electronic scales to sort my air rifle pellets - but the thought of a mistake using gunpowder stops me using 'cost effective' method. My rcbs 505 scales move with each pellet of powder so i figure that's fine. I just dont care if I'm 1/4 of a single pellet out. How ya gunna cut up one anyway???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kscott View Post
    Done, and scales sold.
    Arrived today & many thanks for sending them so quick
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