Discussion in 'Reloading Forum (All Calibers)' started by LVLAaron, Nov 8, 2019.
Welll....anyone wanna buy a lightly used Frankford Arsenal ???
Good job RCBS. I'm very impressed and see no need for a lab scale if you use this new matchmaster dispenser.
Home Run !
Powder drain on bottom seems an awkward location, since you have to pick up the scale to unload powder.
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.
It reminds me of new washing machines. You look at it and wonder, just how long can this thing last.
No one, anywhere, ever?
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....
Exactly my sentiment.
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.
I would love to have an A&D FX-120i, but am having trouble justifying the $470 for it.
Loading for 224V, I been using the old fashioned method for CFE223... being a ball powder it meters spot on to the tenth.
I could use something for stick / extruded powders that doesnt throw frequent overchargess.
Yer off my Christmas card list.
Yes 'cause I may have 2 to sell! One still NIB LOL
and I'm sure street price will less than MSRP.
Comonman! Not the list
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....
35 seconds to throw 24gr and it costs $900? That's Auto Trickler V3 money with 1/3 of the performance.
Yup the list, and your on the very top of my list.
Reminds me of a Jerry Clower skit.
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