Disappointing setback with a Dillon electronic scale :(

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Disappointing setback with a Dillon electronic scale :(

Post by beeser on Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:25 pm

I purchased a Dillon electronic scale this morning but was disappointed to find that it would not calibrate.  Dillon said it would have to go back to the retailer.  I also wasn't too happy to learn that it was made in China.

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Re: Disappointing setback with a Dillon electronic scale :(

Post by front sight on Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:26 pm

I got a Frankford Arsenal electronic scale from Amazon for under $30 and I'm really impressed with it. I don't completely trust any electronic scale that I can afford so I use a RCBS 10-10 scale for powder measures but the Frankford scale is a great backup and great for weighing bullets.

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Post by BE Mike on Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:45 am

My experience with the D-Terminator electronic scale is the old one. It was very reliable. I sold it when I got my Lyman DPS III. I have heard that the newer ones aren't as good.

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Re: Disappointing setback with a Dillon electronic scale :(

Post by DavidR on Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:01 pm


the only Dillon scale worth a hoot is the older ones made by ohaus. this is what it looks like, they come up for sale on ebay from time to time.

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Re: Disappointing setback with a Dillon electronic scale :(

Post by beeser on Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:18 pm

DavidR wrote:
the only Dillon scale worth a hoot is the older ones made by ohaus. this is what it looks like, they come up for sale on ebay from time to time.
You're slipping DavidR.  I bought the Dillon based on your earlier comment.  You didn't say I had to find an old one.

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Re: Disappointing setback with a Dillon electronic scale :(

Post by DavidR on Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:10 pm

Are you sure? please show the post. It is my intention when suggesting  Dillon scales to always say the one made by ohaus which make some of the best imo scales offered to the public, the new ones are as good as  whats offered by rcbs,hornady,lymon and others. They are still a good scale just not in the same repeatable accuracy level as some others. You had mentioned the gempro 250, I have had two of them and they do a good job.

This brings up another thing you need to learn, Always have a back up, this goes for everything from guns down to ink pens.  lol!

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Re: Disappointing setback with a Dillon electronic scale :(

Post by varmint243 on Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:31 pm

I suggest having an analog scale as well as a digital
They each have things they are better suited to
I picked up an Ohaus 10-05 scale for under $20 this summer
I am pleased to have both types of scales

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Post by CR10X on Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:39 pm

One thing that electronic scales will do for shooters that they did not expect; teach them the difference between precision and accuracy.  And warm up, drift, load cell limits, dust intrusion, and calibration....

Just another thought from the old dude.....

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Post by Otiso on Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:19 pm

I've had a sartorius ay123 for a couple years now for rifle and so far it has been great as long as it's left plugged in.

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Post by Jack H on Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:53 pm

I trust gravity and my Lyman M5 scale more than any electronics.

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Post by Rob Kovach on Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:19 pm

I like my Ohaus 5-0-5

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Re: Disappointing setback with a Dillon electronic scale :(

Post by DavidR on Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:05 am

I have a Ohaus Navigator and a rcbs 505 manual as a back up.

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Re: Disappointing setback with a Dillon electronic scale :(

Post by Toz35m on Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:53 am

I have one of the current scales and it has been working just fine for several years with no issues.

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Re: Disappointing setback with a Dillon electronic scale :(

Post by DavidR on Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:50 pm

Toz35m wrote:I have one of the current scales and it has been working just fine for several years with no issues.

not to say there a bad scale just not of the same quality as their original one, the new dillons work as good as other offerings from horndy,rcbs and lymon

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