Anybody else have a Targetmaster?

Discussion in 'Reloading Forum (All Calibers)' started by X-47B, Jan 23, 2020.

  1. X-47B

    X-47B X-III:XVI Gold $$ Contributor

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2018
    Messages:
    825
    I have, at least in the last two years have not seen anybody mention the target master system for a beam scale. I currently have a a&d 700ct w/ the auto trickler 3. I have always wondered about targetmasters, but know they are out of the UK and harder to get. I saw one come up for sale on snipers hide and figured what the heck. I tried it and am so impressed. So good, I am almost unsure why I need my more expensive setup. When set up correctly, it to the kernel almost every time with my tuned beam scale. I did have the dandy products version with the beam scale attachment, but I don’t feel it was as good. Any thoughts?

    I know AutoTrickler system is faster. But with the targetmaster there is no warm up time, no drifting and less overthrows.
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2020
  2. NZ_Noddy

    NZ_Noddy

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2011
    Messages:
    4
    They are an excellent bit of kit at a very reasonable price. I've been using one for several years now without any issues.
     
  3. sqrlgtr

    sqrlgtr Silver $$ Contributor

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2019
    Messages:
    41
    Just watched video.Really like the concept just wondering what it takes to get one to the USA,(shipping/pounds to$$$)? I know I should just email them but thought you y’all might have an idea.
     
  4. JimSC

    JimSC

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2017
    Messages:
    756
    I looked into one a year or so back, I don't remember the exact price but it was very reasonable. I wish I had saved the emails but did not. Give the man a shout, he seemed really pleasant to deal with
     
  5. 243Mendoza

    243Mendoza

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2006
    Messages:
    996
    I have a Targetmaster and it's ok although hard to get it to drop the exact charge without adding or removing a few kernels by hand.
     
  6. 1066

    1066

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2010
    Messages:
    394
    I've been making the Targetmaster trickler for many years, in fact, since the mid 1980's. I made the first crude version for my own use when I was shooting UIT Centrefire precision pistol competitions. I was using a Walther GSP and a Pardini, both in .32 S&W Long, these were typical of their type, being straight blowback action and designed to shoot full wadcutters. To maintain the required accuracy and 100% reliability the powder charges were quite critical. A typical charge for the 98gn swaged hollow based bullet was around 1.5 grains of Bullseye with very little leeway.

    Although I tried various measures, none really performed to my satisfaction - the only sure way was to weigh each charge, needing to load a couple of hundred a week was tedious work. As they say, necessity is the mother of invention, the first Targetmaster was born.

    I've been making them ever since, all by hand, in very small numbers, from my little workshop at the bottom of my garden, more as a hobby that helps pay for my shooting than anything else, I've always had an unconnected full time job so enjoy tinkering in the workshop when I get chance.

    I never pay for any advertising but have now sold Targetmasters to 30 different countries. (Sent one to Flagstaff, AZ yesterday)

    Shipping to USA is £18.45 (about $22)
     
    X-47B likes this.
  7. Dusty Stevens

    Dusty Stevens COVFEFE- Thread Derail Crew Gold $$ Contributor

    Joined:
    May 8, 2014
    Messages:
    15,345
    X-47B likes this.
  8. X-47B

    X-47B X-III:XVI Gold $$ Contributor

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2018
    Messages:
    825
    I had to tinker with it. I had to figure out where the best place on the beam to put it. On my my old m-5, the center of the beam worked best. Then the screw to elevate the actual trickler unit in the front is all the way out so it trickles slow as possible. Takes a little time to get perfect, but when it is, it works well. I am thinking of adding a speed control to the motor to slow the trickler down even more
     
  9. spife7980

    spife7980

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2017
    Messages:
    472
    Do you (or anyone) have any info on a comparison to the RCBS charemaster?
    I have a cousin who is just starting to reload... and a second cousin is willing to sell him his old rcbs kit which comes with a beam. So Im trying to see if this targetmaster would be a worthwhile purchase for 140 shipped here to make use of the beam or if the smarter decision would just be to just find a chargemaster for 250 somewhere.
     

Share This Page