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DocRDS

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I currently am using a Hornady Balance. Problem: The readings marks are too close together, don't line up with the weight and often lead to mistakes. 5 gr can be a killer mistake. Just spent 45 minutes re-measuring powder. (Again!!)

I prefer to stick to a manual scale, as I load in the garage which is unfriendly to electronics. I do have a set of check weights, but its assinine that I have to check every time i move the 5gr increment because of the lack of positive feedback. (is it 70? is it 75? we dunno!)

Thoughts on a manual scale that gives better feedback/reading on what its set at?

I'd love a pure powder scale that went 0-200 gr or similar but everyone has these big ass beams that can measure 50 cal bullets, cases, small moons. (science guy pet peeve)
 
Attach one of these to your bench and you can thank me later.


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Hmmmm, I use the same balance beam scale exclusively and agree that it needs attention to detail. Maybe you need better lighting and build a shelf at eye level.

....or maybe you need glasses?
 
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Hmmmm, I use the same balance beam scale exclusively and agree that it needs attention to detail. Maybe you need better lighting and build a shelf at eye level.

....or maybe you need glasses?
HAH! I wear my prescription when reloading!! I've even tilted that SOB on its side and shined a big ass light on it to make sure it wasn't parallax/shadows.
 
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Get on e bay buy a used RCBS 10-10 or an Ohas 10-10 same scale.
 
Can't run an electric scale so recommend an electric light?

Unfriendly to electronics and incapable are two different things.
Get a battery operated one.

ETA: I'm pretty damn sure he has lights and electricity in his garage.
Lighting and electronics issues are really different cats to skin.
 
And maybe some of us don't want to use electronic scales due to "issues" we see mentioned in many other posts: Zero-drift, need to warm-up adequately before use, fluorescent light interference, fear of modern technology, etc.

So yeah, maybe an RCBS/Ohaus 10-10 or 5-0-5 would be a better choice.....
 
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The issue is your failure to read what the OP wrote and recommending something that makes zero sense given the context.

I am sorry this is difficult for you.

I can read and understand it perfectly.

He can't see the settings/markings clearly.

That's the issue plain and simple.
I recommend a lighted magnifier.

You got sand in your panties because I recommended something that uses electricity.

I pointed out it wasn't an issue of HAVING electricity. It was an issue of an unfriendly environment to electronics.

Those are two completely different issues.

Your next response to me was then some drivel about him having electricity so he could run an electronic scale because it uses less electricity than a light.


The amount of electricity being used isn't the issue...


Now you're changing your argument for the third time trying to say I don't understand the OPs needs and that I'm recommending something outside the context of his question.

(BTW, the lighted magnifier is a simpler, cheaper solution that has multiple uses)

What will be your next angle? Are you going to question how often I trim my toenails?

You're still a dumbass.

 
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I can read and understand it perfectly.

He can't see the settings/markings clearly.

That's the issue plain and simple.
I recommend a lighted magnifier.

You got sand in your panties because I recommended something that uses electricity.

I pointed out it wasn't an issue of HAVING electricity. It was an issue of an unfriendly environment to electronics.

Those are two completely different issues.

Your next response to me was then some drivel about him having electricity so he could run an electronic scale because it uses less electricity than a light.


The amount of electricity being used isn't the issue...


Now you're changing your argument for the third time trying to say I don't understand the OPs needs and that I'm recommending something outside the context of his question.

(BTW, the lighted magnifier is a simpler, cheaper solution that has multiple uses)

What will be your next angle? Are you going to question how often I trim my toenails?

You're still a dumbass.


You think the idea of better lighting did not cross his mind before he posted? He said the space is unfriendly to electronics, whatever the fuck that means.

Not changing any argument You said to get a battery operated Light. I inferred that an electronic scale uses less electricity than a big ass light would, in which an intelligent person would use deductive reasoning and say if I can use a light, I can use an electronic scale that is easier, faster, more accurate and much easier to read than some old 300 BC technology. Everyone who cares about accuracy is already using a ATV or Prometheus.

Again, If he can't/wont use electric scale, why would he use an big ass electric light?

Try again.
 
And maybe some of us don't want to use electronic scales due to "issues" we see mentioned in many other posts: Zero-drift, need to warm-up adequately before use, fluorescent light interference, fear of modern technology, etc.

So yeah, maybe an RCBS/Ohaus 10-10 or 5-0-5 would be a better choice.....
I still use my manual scale more often than I thought I would after moving to more electronic technology. I’d recommend the -05 (10-0-5 or the 5-0-5 mentioned) version of these scales as I’ve found the threaded poise design of the -10 scales to be inconsistent at times.
 
I have no idea what crossed his mind and I won't try to speak for the OP.

You clearly don't understand what can affect the performance of an electronic scale. You actually admitted it. 🙄

It's not an issue of having electricity, it's the environment that an electronic scale would be used in.

It doesn't matter if it's a Prometheus, a shitty Lyman or anything in between.

The environment is not friendly to electronics which you finally accepted, but completely failed to understand the reasoning.


The <300BC technology Ohaus is a laboratory grade scale that was pointed out as a solution.

You're stuck on the belief that he can't make accurate ammunition without electronics.

You even go as far to say: "Everyone who cares about accuracy is already using a ATV or Prometheus."

That's completely and utterly false on so many levels.

Go educate yourself a little bit before you make bigger ass of yourself than you already have.
 
I like the threaded design, they have a set screw, so when weighing multiple charges I don’t have to worry about moving it, but then I may be biased I have been using the same 5-10 for literally 30 years.