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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2022 11:28 pm 
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For several years I weighed my powder charges from a powder drop with either a magnetic beam scale or some sort of electronic scale. But it was a slow, pain-staking job that made reloading more of a hassle than a pleasure.

Then one day I was browsing through some reloading equipment sites on the innerwebs when I ran across a sale on electronic powder measures that were being clearanced out for the new model. They were selling them cheap, so I jumped on one.

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It's a Lyman Gen 6 electronic powder scale with built in trickler. All you have to do is set the desired charge weight and push a button.

I was loading some .38 Spls. with 700X and by the time I'd set the bullet and crimped it, the next charge was ready. It was sooooooo much easier. I don't know how I ever got along without it!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2022 10:22 pm 
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I have the first gen RCBS, it is slower than molasses but accurate

I have a Redding and Forster powder measure, and using ball powders, once set both are very very accurate,
I usually check one out of 5 or 10, but they are always dead on,

I used the RCBS for 4064 when I shot Garand Matches,

I may need to upgrade if I get to shoot more matches in the future

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2022 8:42 pm 
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talked to a guy the other day, he was looking at a Gen6,
he has a Gen5 that developed some issue, and set it back for repair, the folks told him if it could be fixed it would, if not they would give him coupon for a new one,,, seemed odd, since you would think they would just mail him a new one,,

anyway, until it broke, he was very happy with the one he had

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2022 12:15 pm 
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I mostly use the Dillon RL550b, the powder meter is so accurate I only check weigh at first then maybe 1 in 50 every rounds.
I actually have fired but still primed case to use as a powder catcher using the fail/safe system. Because of that my old PACT model 1 is perfectly adequate!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2022 8:22 pm 
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i hand dip every load i shoot these days - my reloads are very consistant that way , but then i use an old lyman orange crusher single stage turret , i take my time in the winter hand priming as well , reload all the past years spent cases , inspect each as i go , discard the ones that have exceeded their useful life as i go ,

that reminds me i have a tumbler full to clean after the last match i need to take to the garage while im working in the lawn etc , this system works for me even tho ive sometimes thought to upgrade to a dillon progressive ive yet to have the real need - what would i do when its cold out n dead of winter ?


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I just used my Hornady electronic measure to start working up a 25-06 load for late deer season.
It's too slow for loading bulk pistol rounds, but works good for lower count rifle rounds.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2022 9:12 pm 
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zippyhuntin wrote:
I just used my Hornady electronic measure to start working up a 25-06 load for late deer season.
It's too slow for loading bulk pistol rounds, but works good for lower count rifle rounds.


my first gen RCBS is that way,

I used to get the wife to help me reload when I was shooting Garand Matches as Service Rifle,

she would sit by the auto machine, and punch the button when needed, for the 4064 I used for 30-06 , while I was on the Co-Ax loading 223

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