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    I las component I need to purchase for re-loading is a scale. The price range seems to be extreme.

    Does anyone have any experience with either of these scales or other recommendations?

    Lee Precision Safety Powder Scale
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    Grain Reload Carat Gram Digital Scale Gun Powder Gem - eBay (item 400044130108 end time Oct-14-09 17:20:43 PDT)


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    I use the Lee scale soley! Hasn't failed me yet!
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    I would trust Lee before this generic scale. The price while low, may also be indicative of quality. Lee has a proven track record.
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    Thanks for the reply. One more question, do you put the powder directly on the Lee or weigh it in another holder?

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    I use a PACT scale for my reloading about $100 works fine for me 6 volt battery or 110 electricity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmilchman View Post
    Thanks for the reply. One more question, do you put the powder directly on the Lee or weigh it in another holder?

    The Lee scale is a bean style scale and it comes with a pan that hooks on the end of the bean when weighing.

    After you zero the scale with the pan attached you put the powder directly in the pan and weigh it.

    It comes with good instructions, although I think you'll find it to be self explanatory.
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    Personally, I still use an old style Texan powder scale. It is a beam scale as previously suggested.
    it comes with a pan that hooks on the end of the beam when weighing.

    After you zero the scale with the pan attached you put the powder directly in the pan and weigh it.

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    I still use my Ohaus 10-10 (now sold in RCBS livery) that I've had for 30 years. I paid $59 for it. It's now $184.

    My kids are getting me an RCBS digital for Christmas, though they don't know it yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndsupporter View Post
    The Lee scale is a bean style scale and it comes with a pan that hooks on the end of the bean when weighing.
    Make that a BEAM style scale.
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    Just placed the order for the Lee, should be here in a few days. Thanks for all the replies.

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    +1 on the Lee scale, Ive used mine to verify hundreds of loads form my Lee Perfect powder measure. Its very accurate.
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    I have a LEE scale, that's what I started with. It's a bit difficult to read sometimes and I kinda had doubts about its accuracy becuase it just seemed to be so cheaply made. So, I picked up a RCBS 502 real cheap ($25) on ebay and checked the Lee scale against it. The lee turned out to be every bit as accurate as the RCBS. I use the RCBS now though, because it is easier to read, but the Lee is a fine scale.
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    The Lee is a very accurate scale. I find a digital scale much easier to use esp. the tare function. You can pick up an inexpensive one for ~$30, as long as it measures in .1 grain (.01 is better) your golden.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Majorlk View Post
    I still use my Ohaus 10-10 (now sold in RCBS livery) that I've had for 30 years. I paid $59 for it. It's now $184.
    Wow! I thought I had one of the last remaining dinosaurs! I love mine, though I need a magnifying glass to use it (progressive lenses).
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    Quote Originally Posted by sniper58 View Post
    Wow! I thought I had one of the last remaining dinosaurs! I love mine, though I need a magnifying glass to use it (progressive lenses).
    I have progressive lenses, too. Sometimes I just take them off.
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