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This is a discussion on Reloading powder scale within the Reloading forums, part of the HandGuns, Pistols and Revolvers, Long Rifles, Shotguns, SKS, AK, AR category; My ole Lymans powder scale is acting up. Won't hold zero, causing irregular powder charges. Been getting worse so need a new replacement. What are ...

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    Reloading powder scale

    My ole Lymans powder scale is acting up. Won't hold zero, causing irregular powder charges. Been getting worse so need a new replacement. What are you guys using or recommend?? Digital of course.

    Just a good reliable scale not looking for a powder dispenser.
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    I don’t do digital. Old school RCBS beam scale with calibration weights that I inherited from dad. This scale is 40+ years old and never needed adjustment.

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    Balance beam won't be susceptible to an EMP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chipper View Post
    My ole Lymans powder scale is acting up. Won't hold zero, causing irregular powder charges. Been getting worse so need a new replacement. What are you guys using or recommend?? Digital of course.

    Just a good reliable scale not looking for a powder dispenser.
    Pop up a picture of it, . . . maybe a suggestion for help.

    But as said, . . . EMP won't hurt the balance beam, . . . I've got two of em.

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    I don't need to reload any ammo, I have enough as it is.

    Statistically, post SHTF I could not use 1/10th of what I have.

    But, I 100% agree with the others, a balance beam, and emp proof.

    I don't trust digital scales at all, had one for shipping, always showed heavier than actual weight.

    Yes, I always zeroed it before use.

    Cost me a bit of shipping money, went back to the old floor model balance beam.

    Now when I reloaded back in the 60's and 70's I used a magnetic damped balanced beam.

    Any dry chemicals I now weigh out in my lab are done on a Ohaus balance beam scale. never fails or runs out of power.

    I don't like scales that use a strain gauge for measuring.
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    I had an RCBS mechanical scale back before I got bored with reloading. Its a pain. The best bet is spherical powders and a dipper. That can make the process move right on along.

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    I've found this $20 digital scale from Franklin to be fast and accurate. Had two of them for years and both still work perfectly.
    https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1012713364/

    Yes I have a balance scale but haven't used it in years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elvis View Post
    I've found this $20 digital scale from Franklin to be fast and accurate. Had two of them for years and both still work perfectly.
    https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1012713364/

    Yes I have a balance scale but haven't used it in years.
    I use the same one. Have had it for several years and no issues. I do have two beam scales and do check my digital scale against them from time to time just to keep it honest.
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