Discussion in 'Reloading Forum (All Calibers)' started by Stud Duck, Mar 5, 2018.
I knew there was some reason it was still on the self and in the box unopened.
Thanks for the info
What scale should I be looking at today since the Lyman M5 is no longer in production?
Any of those that are made in NJ
I would be looking for an old M5 in tidy condition or an old Redding No 2. Nothing offered new in the last 10 years will be better and many of the new scales leave a lot to be desired.
Also worth considering would be an old RCBS 502, the old RCBS 10/10 or 5-10's although good scales can develop a bit of slop in the barrel poise if well used.
Anyone know how the Dillon Eliminator scale by Ohaus compares with the M-5 or some of the scales the others mentioned?
Unfortunately not in the same league. The Dillon Eliminator is just about the same as the RCBS 505. The beams are interchangeable and it has the identical knife edge/floating agate beam set-up, however, all of the half dozen or so Eliminators that I have come across have been made in Mexico with vary "variable" quality.
The other factor is, as a 3 poise scale it has an additional variable that can introduce errors. The M5, although a simple two poise scale, comes from the "golden age" of scales, from a time before before accountants started deciding how they should be made.
M5, rcbs 10-10, Redding #2 all seem to produce accurate measurements. At the moment I'm using a Redding #2. Simple and can well measure to 1/10th grain with easy. Results; 6.5 CM out to 600, 800 and 1000 - all moa results with reloads.
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