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    Powder scale thoughts

    Just bought me a new Frankford Arsenal DS-750 powder scale. Cabela's has them on sale for $23.99. My Hornady 1500 died last year and I've been using my old Pacific beam scale. I like having 2 scales available to verify what my Lee Pro Auto Disk is throwing.

    The DS-750 scale fired up right out of the package and calibrated OK. Here's some comparison #'s using Alliant e3:

    #76 Disk hole.....Pacific avg 5.0 grns.....DS-750 avg 4.9 grns.

    #82 Disk hole.....Pacific avg 5.5 grns.....DS-750 avg 5.2 grns.

    #88 Disk hole.....Pacific avg 5.8 grns.....DS-750 avg 5.6 grns.

    #95 Disk hole.....Pacific avg 6.2 grns.....DS-750 avg 6.3 grns.

    Not bad, I wish the #'s would've been a bit tighter. But I'm a recovering perfectionist. It is what it it is!
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    How many drops did you use to get an average?
    If it's worth putting a hole in then it's worth putting a BIG hole in.

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    Did 5 drops per hole.
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    You can get perfection. You just have to pay for it.

    https://www.newscientist.com/article...t-a-yoctogram/
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    Yeah, I want to get my loads down to the nearest yoctogram...

    I use an FA scale like that also and find it works well for my purposes.
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    I still use my RCBS beam scale from the early 70s. The batteries have never failed. My loads are so mild, I don't worry myself sick if I'm just a hair under or over. They all go bang and hit the target.

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    Not got round to reloading for handguns yet but for my rifles I swear by my RCBS Chargemaster. So precise every time and saves me so much time over using beam scales, although I do check with a beam scale every now and again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenwolde View Post
    You can get perfection. You just have to pay for it.

    https://www.newscientist.com/article...t-a-yoctogram/
    I'd get one but I think I'd have a problem cutting a grain of powder into atoms.
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    Couple of questions.
    1 - do you have calibration weights and have you calibrated each scale?
    2 - are you set on using the pre-drilled disks for the autodisk or have you considered the micro-adjustable charge bar for the autodisk
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    Peacemakr40...the Frankford Arsenal comes with a cal weight. Haven't tried the charge bar. So far, the auto disk holes have got me close enough.
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