I too have a RCBS 5-0-5. After many decades of use I wanted a faster weigh-up for custom loads and went to a Digital RCBS trickle powder scale. I am very happy with it. I do still use the RCBS 5-0-5 to verify calibration of the Digital scale. Gravity never lies.I have used an old Bonanza beam scale for 40 years or more, and it has served me well. I would lke to get a scale that has magnetic dampening, though, and thought I would see what everyone else uses. Any recommendations?
I have a lot of Hornady products that I use everyday and like a lot. Their LNL balance beam is one that I don’t. I went through several of them when they first came out a few years ago and Hornady ended up giving me a electronic bench scale instead.What do you guys feel about the hornady balance beam scale? IS it at least better then the lee safety scale?
I started with just a lee safety beam scale, and when I realized it I tossed it and stopped reloading until I can find a better option..... but its been 4 months now without figuring out a replacement.
Im hesitant on a scale that claims to use "knife edge pivot points" like lee and hornady claim too.I have a lot of Hornady products that I use everyday and like a lot. Their LNL balance beam is one that I don’t. I went through several of them when they first came out a few years ago and Hornady ended up giving me a electronic bench scale instead.
None of them would match any of the test weights I have and to be frank are poorly made. But there seems to be many out there who have it and have had no issues with it. I appear to be one of the few who like the Hornady electronic bench scale as it has been working for several years now with no issues.
If you can find a used RCBS 505, 1010, Ohaus, Redding, in mint shape that would be the way to go or look at the new ones that the OEM’s have.
If not then maybe give the Hornady beam scale a chance.
All the balance beams use knife edges. Why not look at electronic scales?Im hesitant on a scale that claims to use "knife edge pivot points" like lee and hornady claim too.
I had my lee have a unique machining issue that gave it an option for 3 yes 3 places for the little razor blade to balance on. AND you actually couldn't get it get on the same spot twice. And none of the spots gave identical measurements.
Last time I tried to use it, I was loading 10 grains of red dot into .308 Winchester, I measured out in 5 grain measurements, and well when I was done I ended up with 20 grains in my case... although the pan balanced out at 10 using the big ball bearing.... So ive been avoiding reloading.
I was also using the newest yellow lee dippers, but have an issue is that SOME give you less then they are supposed to, and others give you MORE..