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#7155870 - 04/30/18 05:23 PM FX 120i scale and rebate
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Got the scale in March and the rebate today. With the rebate, the scale was $350.

Works well no complaints.

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#7155897 - 04/30/18 05:57 PM Re: FX 120i scale and rebate [Re: scdogman]
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not sure I know which one this is? FX 120i
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#7155910 - 04/30/18 06:19 PM Re: FX 120i scale and rebate [Re: scdogman]
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It's a hell of a deal on an awesome scale...add the autotrickler.com trickler and drop then you have yourself a poorman's Prometheus.

Congrats on the purchase SCDM.
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#7155913 - 04/30/18 06:22 PM Re: FX 120i scale and rebate [Re: scdogman]
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Congrats, you may already be planning it but Judd posted a dang good plan
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#7156009 - 04/30/18 07:34 PM Re: FX 120i scale and rebate [Re: scdogman]
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I bought them together. It came programmed and I was operational from day one. cyclo

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#7156033 - 04/30/18 07:53 PM Re: FX 120i scale and rebate [Re: Judd]
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Originally Posted By: Judd
It's a hell of a deal on an awesome scale...add the autotrickler.com trickler and drop then you have yourself a poorman's Prometheus.

Congrats on the purchase SCDM.


Wouldnít mind a Prometheus but a) I donít shoot enough and b) if you have to ask... you canít afford it

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#7184315 - 05/30/18 08:54 PM Re: FX 120i scale and rebate [Re: scdogman]
NRAman Offline
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Registered: 02/19/18
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I have tried several digital scales in the last few years to replace the mechanical bar scales I have used for nearly 40 years, but have found none that work very well for very long. The unit you discussed- FX 120i-is expensive, and I am interested in your thoughts whether that is the expense you need to put forth in order to get a reliable unit, or whether there are worthy scales for less money?
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#7184395 - 05/30/18 10:27 PM Re: FX 120i scale and rebate [Re: scdogman]
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I have a Chargemaster as a primary scale and weigh it off on the FX-120 with the AutoTrickler to finalize the weigh ins. I like them and they are accurate to the kernel.

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#7184412 - 05/30/18 10:44 PM Re: FX 120i scale and rebate [Re: TackDriver]
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I believe the Chargemaster by RCBS was one of the scales I tried, but it does not look like the Rangemaster uses the same scale. Maybe it is better, but if you found a need to buy the FX120, that seems to indicate it isn't reliable enough. I shoot a variety of range and hunt, but I always want to load for precision, just because. But, slipping money by the wife isn't easy, so keeping costs down is helpful.
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#7184449 - 05/31/18 12:02 AM Re: FX 120i scale and rebate [Re: NRAman]
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Originally Posted By: NRAman
I believe the Chargemaster by RCBS was one of the scales I tried, but it does not look like the Rangemaster uses the same scale. Maybe it is better, but if you found a need to buy the FX120, that seems to indicate it isn't reliable enough. I shoot a variety of range and hunt, but I always want to load for precision, just because. But, slipping money by the wife isn't easy, so keeping costs down is helpful.


The Chargemaster weighs to .1 grain and the FX 120 is to the .02 grain. If its just range and hunting loads you are doing, then a Chargemaster will suffice.


Edited by TackDriver (05/31/18 12:03 AM)

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#7184525 - 05/31/18 07:16 AM Re: FX 120i scale and rebate [Re: kmon1]
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Originally Posted By: kmon1
Congrats, you may already be planning it but Judd posted a dang good plan


He convinced me. I found a package deal of scale, and trickler. Then a friend of Judd's was selling the thrower. Sunday, the thrower, and trickler threw charges to exact measure, and by the time I was done seating a bullet, it was ready for the next.

Now I'm back to Chargemaster speed, but much more precise charges.
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#7184998 - 05/31/18 02:43 PM Re: FX 120i scale and rebate [Re: scdogman]
NRAman Offline
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OK, thanks for the input. It was the Rangemaster I tried previously which gave me trouble (and a couple of other digital scales), but I will give the Chargemaster a try. It is a newer version and hopefully more reliable.
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#7185071 - 05/31/18 04:22 PM Re: FX 120i scale and rebate [Re: NRAman]
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Originally Posted By: NRAman
OK, thanks for the input. It was the Rangemaster I tried previously which gave me trouble (and a couple of other digital scales), but I will give the Chargemaster a try. It is a newer version and hopefully more reliable.


Couple things that will make the chargemaster better

Chargemaster Inserts Link

Chargemaster Programming Info Link
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#7185087 - 05/31/18 04:31 PM Re: FX 120i scale and rebate [Re: scdogman]
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