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#5802422 - 06/23/15 04:32 PM electronic scales suck
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im done with them, been loading 1.5 to 4 grains under what my beam says even after calibration i use to check it against my beam and all was well an accurate not any more. a whole bunch of data the last couple months is void. what good is it if i have to pull the beam out and constantly check it. arrrrrrrgggggggg !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! im done with them.
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#5802424 - 06/23/15 04:33 PM Re: electronic scales suck [Re: vanguard]
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What scale are you using? And what is causing it to be so low?
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#5802434 - 06/23/15 04:37 PM Re: electronic scales suck [Re: vanguard]
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i have no idea why its reading low, never been dropped or anything and its progressive the more you put on it the worst it gets. this is my second one, im not getting into manufacturer bashing sorry. the fool use to be spot on.
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#5802445 - 06/23/15 04:44 PM Re: electronic scales suck [Re: vanguard]
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It's hard to help when you don't know what product it is. But, keep your phone away from the unit. The signal and electronics will interfere with the scale. Also, keep it away from AC vents and florescent lights (EMI noise). Also, turn the scale on and leave it on about 30 minutes or more before you use it. If I turn on my scale and start to use it immediately, it will be off, and take about 10-15 minutes to settle down.
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#5802447 - 06/23/15 04:45 PM Re: electronic scales suck [Re: vanguard]
ChadTRG42 Offline
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Also, if it's a battery powered unit, they will wander. Try to use the power cord in the wall.
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#5802455 - 06/23/15 04:47 PM Re: electronic scales suck [Re: vanguard]
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Point Chad is making is there are some good electronic scales out there...there are some sucky ones too.

You couldn't buy my A&D FX201i from me for less than one would cost new. It's the best scale I'll ever own...unless I jump in on the Promethus.
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#5802517 - 06/23/15 05:18 PM Re: electronic scales suck [Re: vanguard]
vanguard Offline
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to much trouble if i have to do all that, my 505 is prolly 40 years old and it just weighed a 52 gr match at 52 gr and 4 100 gr bullets at 400.2. im just ranting.
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#5802556 - 06/23/15 05:50 PM Re: electronic scales suck [Re: vanguard]
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Ya might wanna check and make sure the table or benchtop you're working on is level.
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#5806068 - 06/25/15 09:16 PM Re: electronic scales suck [Re: vanguard]
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Loc: Burleson Texas
Also verify that your balance beam is correct. We worked with one last weekend and it weighed at least 2 grains light comparing to different digital scales.
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#5806509 - 06/26/15 08:49 AM Re: electronic scales suck [Re: vanguard]
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Loc: Cedar Valley, Travis Co., TX
Or the digital scales were showing high. Just agitating as I'm sure you used calibration weights to prove the electronic scales.

I have one electronic scale and only use it to check cast bullets. ALL CF loading is done w balance beam including setting Lyman, Dillon and RCBS dispensers. No battery issues or electronic interference.

I look at Digital scales. as trendy toys and some are just expensive toys. Even going back to dial calipers instead of digital.
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#5806575 - 06/26/15 09:29 AM Re: electronic scales suck [Re: vanguard]
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I use a Lyman unit that throws and trickles, and I have a PACT that I use to spot check the Lyman. And I have check weights. My RCBS 1010 scale has been boxed and unused for at least 3 years. The Lyman works terrific with ball powders, but is a bit more finicky with stick powders like Varget or 4831, in that it tends to throw high by a little bit. So I set it to throw a little bit low, and trickle if needed. All is good. Not planning to ever go back to the beam scale, but I keep it for last case backup. That's for all rifle powder loading.

I do use a Lyman 55 to throw pistol powders and then weigh every couple of throws on the digital scale.

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#5806620 - 06/26/15 09:56 AM Re: electronic scales suck [Re: Rocklock]
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Originally Posted By: Rocklock
Or the digital scales were showing high. Just agitating as I'm sure you used calibration weights to prove the electronic scales.

Yep, I do go through the "calibration routine".
I guess if the scales you are using are consistent then it really doesn't matter if they possibly" high or low" per other scales as long as they are consistent. That is as long as you are loading within safety standards.
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#5807044 - 06/26/15 02:37 PM Re: electronic scales suck [Re: vanguard]
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Registered: 09/30/04
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Loc: Parker,Tx
Been using a Dillon Determinator for over 20 years.

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#5809733 - 06/29/15 07:59 AM Re: electronic scales suck [Re: vanguard]
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Originally Posted By: vanguard
i have no idea why its reading low, never been dropped or anything and its progressive the more you put on it the worst it gets. this is my second one, im not getting into manufacturer bashing sorry. the fool use to be spot on.


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#5822229 - 07/07/15 09:20 PM Re: electronic scales suck [Re: vanguard]
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I have two Hornady electronic scales and they work great.

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