Scales...Frankford Arsenal? Hornady?

centermass556centermass556 Senior MemberPosts: 3,509 Senior Member
I am about to get a scale. The Frankford Arsenal seems to have good reviews, but complaints about it being .1 off here and there...What are y'alls thoughts on scales.

Have I asked this question?
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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Get one of the dope dealers' electronic scales on Ebay for about 12 bucks- - - -lots of us are using them with great results. No point in paying through the nose just because it says "reloading scale" on the box!
    Jerry
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  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 4,692 Senior Member

    Have I asked this question?

    Yep, and I answered it, too. I'll try again.

    .1 grains is nothing. The velocity changes due to a .1 +/- variance in charge weight will normally be well within the ES of 99% of the loads you can dream up, and way lower than the error rate of your average civilian grade chrono.

    The only time I'd give a second thought to .1 grains is if I was pushing the upper ragged edge on a .20 cal or smaller. And I mean really ragged edge.

    In a hunting chambering (including varmint rigs), .1 is less than a needle in a haystack.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 19,018 Senior Member

    Have I asked this question?
    Yes, and I am pretty sure I replied to it as well.
    MOST scales have a +/- and most of the "reloading" scales I've seen have had a 0.1gr +/- until you get into some of the REALLY high end models. keep in mind, 0.1gr of something as small as a 10.0gr load is ONE whole percent, not enough to worry about 99.99% of the time
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • centermass556centermass556 Senior Member Posts: 3,509 Senior Member
    I've gotta start writing stuff down...My mind has been slipping lately.

    Thanks for the patience. Paul, I will be giving you a call soon..Almost all set up.
    "To have really lived, you must have almost died. To those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know."
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 19,018 Senior Member

    Thanks for the patience. Paul, I will be giving you a call soon..Almost all set up.
    No worries, and the thread seems to have gone "poof" :uhm: Look forward to hearing from you and hope we can get you up and running :beer:
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 15,351 Senior Member
    I will reply again... Either go cheap or take the plunge and buy a Charge Master. There isn't much to gain going middle of the road over the cheap ones. I actually have both the Frankford and a Charge Master. The Frankford goes great for a portable setup with my Lee hand press. The Charge Master stays on my bench.
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Watch some YouTube videos on reloading (not nekkid girls unless they are reloading,.. wow what a an upstroke she had on the press:jester:) and from Lee/other makers how to stuff.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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