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Post by Multiracer on Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:24 am

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Does anyone have some good feedback regarding the line of Ohaus beam scales named Dial-O-Grain ?

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Post by Chris Miceli on Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:15 pm

use quality calibration weights
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Post by Magload on Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:32 pm

Sometimes it is not the scale to blame but the conditions in the room the scale is in. Is the bench it is on level.  Is there air movement in the room.  If it is electronic is the power clean.  What kind of lighting is close to the scale.  

And last but not least can you shoot good enough to tell if a few charges are .1 grains off.  Then to that shot that opened up the group a 1/2" was it powder, bullet weight, brass, maybe the crimp was off a little.  Don
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Post by fc60 on Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:36 pm

Greetings,

Quality calibration weights are, indeed, a necessity.

However, it is hard to assemble, market, advertise, and ship a scale for under $100.00 USD.

Most of the electronic scales offered by the reloading community are Made In China. You get what you pay for.

The Sartorius scales are, last I read, Made In Germany. They are designed for laboratory work. Using them for weighing powder is great as the accuracy is there.

The good electronic scales have built in voltage regulation, temperature compensation, and quality load cells. You cannot get all this for under $100.00 USD.

The Ohaus balance beam scales are surprisingly accurate. However, they became so costly to produce, they moved the operation to Mexico.

You get that "Warm and Fuzzy" feeling watching the beam float +0.5 to -0.5 grains settling on zero. Especially when it does it repeatedly.

When I need to load ammo with, say, 1.30 grains of powder, I throw ten charges which should weigh 13.0 grains. To double check, I place 13.0 grains of test weights in the pan to be sure.

Enough rambling, the key here is the ability to repeat.

Cheers,

Dave
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Re: Question for the group

Post by Chris Miceli on Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:57 pm

My analytical scale hooks up to a printer or computer and records each weight interval Smile after I discovered how accurate my star reloader was and Dillon I just do a quick weight test before and after a reloading session. I tend to give my scale an hour to warmup and recalibrate
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Post by DA/SA on Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:33 am

wizzer wrote:I had one somewhere around 35 years ago, don't know whatever became of it.  I now use an electronic GemPro.  Accurate, reliable, qiuck, not too expensive.
My GemPro is the same. Incredibly repeatable readings and I believe it was about $25.00.

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Re: Question for the group

Post by Multiracer on Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:22 am

Are you weighing ten drops or small powder weights individually for pistol ?

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Re: Question for the group

Post by Multiracer on Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:24 am

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Frankford Arsenal DS-750 Digital Reloading Scale
I ordered one of these to try out. Reviews were decent.

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Re: Question for the group

Post by DA/SA on Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:08 am

I did as you, and bought the Frankfort Arsenal DS-750 first and it drove me nuts with inconsistency.

That is when I switched to the GemPro.

I weigh individual powder throws when setting the powder measure or trying different loads, then weigh ten throws to verify after I get what I am looking for.

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Re: Question for the group

Post by james r chapman on Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:11 pm

Gempro here also
Works fine.
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