TESTED: NEW RCBS MatchMaster Powder Dispenser

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  1. LVLAaron

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    Welll....anyone wanna buy a lightly used Frankford Arsenal ??? :)
     
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  3. Zero333

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    Good job RCBS. I'm very impressed and see no need for a lab scale if you use this new matchmaster dispenser.

    Home Run !
     
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  5. Pawnee Bill

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    Powder drain on bottom seems an awkward location, since you have to pick up the scale to unload powder.
     
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    I'm sure it'll sell, but I don't see the appeal. For ~$800 you're still getting a strain gauge scale, that's about 50-60% slower than an auto throw, and you've got a bunch of wonky codes and modes to deal with.

    I like the compact size and the portability of it (I like that about my CM1500/CM Lite too), but if the goal is speed an accuracy, it doesn't seem to approach the level of an FX, meanwhile the price is right up there.

    Edit: That and the whole drain system has you picking up the unit to dump powder. That just fundamentally seems like a bad idea; If I picked up my 120i and didn't set it back down EXACTLY where it was, it'd be reading off.

    My 2c.
     
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    It reminds me of new washing machines. You look at it and wonder, just how long can this thing last.
     
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    No one, anywhere, ever?
     
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  9. Rsadams

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    Lol , for $800 I will continue to use my scoop and trickle up , honestly it doesn't take that long to get a correct charge....
     
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    Exactly my sentiment.
     
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    Nothing hard about drilling a hole in your reloading table for the powder drain. I have done that for my RBCS inline fab spent primer tube as well. If that’s the only downfall to this point I think it’ll be just fine.
     
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    I would love to have an A&D FX-120i, but am having trouble justifying the $470 for it.
     
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    Loading for 224V, I been using the old fashioned method for CFE223... being a ball powder it meters spot on to the tenth.

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    I could use something for stick / extruded powders that doesnt throw frequent overchargess.
     
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    Yer off my Christmas card list.
     
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    Yes 'cause I may have 2 to sell! One still NIB LOL
    and I'm sure street price will less than MSRP.
     
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    Comonman! Not the list:D
     
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  18. Rsadams

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    Maybe if I shot serious competition but I can't either... I shoot way more pistol than rifle and even my rifle loads are done on a 10/10 scale and my pistol on a Dillon with a digital scale BcZ was nice enough to give me to help speed things up with spot checking powder weights.... For my big rifle I use a scoop and trickle up and get what I want and with practice it's about as fast as a charge master or it is compared to the videos I have seen anyway.... There's plenty of people using those scales and love them and plenty using a charge master and really what's not to like... I want both but can't justify either... I promise you when my groups open up it's not the ammo...lol

    There's a nice single stage press beside my Dillon I loaded my ammo on for years but I paid alot more to go from an hour and a half to load a box of 9mm to 15 minutes safely and it was worth every penny for both pistol and .223 but I still use my single stage to load big rifle and to resize all my rifle brass... So I didn't lose money on anything in the long run exept the box of the newest and hottest thing I had to have that was not as good as the tool it was bought to replace... I bet we all have one of those boxes....
     
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  19. reloaderguy

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    35 seconds to throw 24gr and it costs $900? That's Auto Trickler V3 money with 1/3 of the performance.
     
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    Yup the list, and your on the very top of my list.
    Reminds me of a Jerry Clower skit.
     
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