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Old 02-21-2010, 01:09   #1
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Weighty question.

Can anyone here recommend an inexpensive digital scale?? Somewhere in the $50 range if it exists? Thanks
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Old 02-21-2010, 09:30   #2
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I believe you'll find that "cheap" and digital scale are two words that don't mix well. In fact... $50.00 is the range for good MECHANICAL scales.

Most advice here for digital scales will be for those over $100.00, else your results will be less than satisfactory. As you're weighing the most important part of the load... POWDER... you really need it to be accurate.
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Old 02-21-2010, 09:31   #3
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WM has some.
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Old 02-21-2010, 17:46   #4
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Only if you're looking for parts. $50 will just barely get you into a decent mechanical scale.

On the other hand, I've found the HF digtal scale ($10) very handy for counting things. It has a feature/mode where you put 10 whatevers on the scale to calibrate it, then add a plate load of the whatevers and it tells you how many are there. Very handy for counting brass or boolits.

They did something clever to keep you from using it for weighing powder. In grain mode, it only displays full grains (no 1/10ths), so you hopefully won't be tempted to use it for really fine work.
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Old 02-21-2010, 19:12   #5
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I agree, I don't think there is a $50 scale out there that is reapeatable/accuate enough to measure powder to 1/10 of a grain.
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Old 02-21-2010, 19:19   #6
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i asked this question about a year ago or so and got the same results. i ended up saving a bit more and spent 100 on a rcbs rangemaster 750. its a great scale for the money
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