I currently have a simple digital scale that came with my Hornady lock and load kit. Love the kit in vernal but hate the scale. I assume if I lift the tray off and put it back it should return back to the same number but sometimes it doesn't.
Please give me some scale recommendations. Nothing filthy expensive, meaning like way over $100. I'm even open to a triple beam but just wanna know what all y'all r using with success. The anal side of me would like on that has more precison that 0.1grains.
I turn my scale on at least an hour before I use it. I tried using it once without warming it up, and I'm convinced that it makes quite a difference, at least with the scale I have. If you haven't tried that, do it.
X2 on the Chargemaster. Though it's about three times your stated budget, it has significantly reduced my time and headaches while charging cases. If you reload a lot and can swing the price, it will make your life at the bench much easier and more enjoyable. Probably one of my best reloading investments. Regardless of which digital scale you use, follow the advise of others here and give it time to warm up and acclimate. Also, pay close attention to your atmospherics around your scale if you're not using a cover. The slightest breeze, even from an AC vent, or your phone sitting too close is enough to make them jump around on you.
Well, I'd love a chargemaster but I'm just not that committed financially.
For the record, I don't "need" some high level of accuracy. I'm just tired of the read out jumping back and forth by 0.1grains as it sits there. I remember back in school at the lab that scales didn't behave like this. But then again I had no idea hat they would require a warm up period. I will definitely give that a try as that solution is he most affordable.
Hornady scale/dispenser instructions say to warm up. Have no complaints after 8k or so rounds. Pistol is 95% to .1 on normal speed.b I thought that was sufficient. I am not in a hurry so rifle on slow speed and about the same. 5 of 95 over doesn't bother me. Dump repeat.