Re: balance beam
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: _shawn_</div><div class="ubbcode-body">ok so i'm just nitpicking stuff now....thanks i'll keep that in mind </div></div>
My 10-10 sits on a wooden shelf above my bench, at eye level. It hardly ever reads the same perfect "zero", when put to zero, from one day to the next. I attribute that to movement of the wooden shelf due to whatever the humidity is at the time, and the movement of the wood itself. I cure the discrepancy simply by disregarding it, keeping my sanity, and using a check weight that weighs the same as my powder charges. The check weight can NEVER change, unless of course I add or subtract mass, and is always a trustworthy constant with which to set the scale.
ETA: Also, your scale likely has a magnetic dampener. It's been my experience that it is best to store the scale without the beam arm under the influence of the magnet, and NEVER with it setting down with no weight on it. Doing so may cause the arm to act strangely and skew the reading. I take my beam arm out of the assembly for storage.