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Hornady gs1500 powder scale

This is a discussion on Hornady gs1500 powder scale within the The Ammo Can forums, part of the Armory Talk category; hello ammo canners.. I recently started reloading using some older equipment from a relative and I am not to positive that my powder scale (old ...


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Old 04-01-2011, 11:46 AM   #1
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Hornady gs1500 powder scale

hello ammo canners..
I recently started reloading using some older equipment from a relative and I am not to positive that my powder scale (old redding with hyd damp) is at it's best for accuracy. I am considering purchasing a scale of my own and I would like some input if anyone has some on the Hornady gs1500. Any word, (good or bad) is helpful.

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hello ammo canners..
I recently started reloading using some older equipment from a relative and I am not to positive that my powder scale (old redding with hyd damp) is at it's best for accuracy. I am considering purchasing a scale of my own and I would like some input if anyone has some on the Hornady gs1500. Any word, (good or bad) is helpful.

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Read the reviews here and decide for your self.
Hornady GS-1500 Electronic Powder Scale 1500 Grain Capacity - MidwayUSA


I would not buy it, there are a lot better scales out there but you will pay more.

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I agree. It does appear to be chancy. Any suggestions on a good scale?
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I agree. It does appear to be chancy. Any suggestions on a good scale?
Dillion or RCBS, i have both plus a set of scale check weights, both are very accurate and will hold to .1 grain.

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I agree. It does appear to be chancy. Any suggestions on a good scale?
Most beam scales will last a lifetime. RCBS, Dillon, Redding, etc...
If you want a digital scale then I'd go Dillon.
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I am definitaley not set on a digital scale. I just want something accurate. This old redding has two jam nuts on the end of the scale for calibration and I cannot be certain that they have never been moved.... My fil does those kind of things even though the instructions say that moving them will "DESTROY" the accuracy. I dont really want to spend more than $50 right now on a scale but I am willing to hold out if there is nothing out there that is worth recommending for that price.
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I am definitaley not set on a digital scale. I just want something accurate. This old redding has two jam nuts on the end of the scale for calibration and I cannot be certain that they have never been moved.... My fil does those kind of things even though the instructions say that moving them will "DESTROY" the accuracy. I dont really want to spend more than $50 right now on a scale but I am willing to hold out if there is nothing out there that is worth recommending for that price.
I don't really follow you. You can move around scales as much as you want and mess with any nuts as much as you want. Just zero the thing out when you put it on the bench and it'll work again.

The only thing I can say about an old Redding beam scale is depending on how old it is it may not have magnets and may take a long time to come to a complete stop when reading. Modern scales have magnets to help them stop faster. I have an old Redding on my bench and I don't even use it because it takes so long to come to a complete stop.

The Dillon beam scale is around $50, made by Ohaus, as all the best scales are, and will last a lifetime.

I personally use the digital Dillon scale and an RCBS beam scale.
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