Time for a new electric scale, any suggestions ?

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  1. 280AIDave

    280AIDave

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    Im looking for a new electric scale, my lymann hasnt held up to well. What do you suggest ?
     
  2. dhamby

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    A&D FX120i
     
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  3. powderbrake

    powderbrake Gold $$ Contributor

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    The A&D FX 120i with an Auto thrower and an Autotrickler will give you a load to within .02 grains in about 10 seconds. It's pricey, but it really works well, and faster than a Chargemaster.
     
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  4. Fotheringill

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    Whatever you get, read the warranty before you order it.
     
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  5. Jefferson

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    YES. YES. AND. YES
     
  6. 280AIDave

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    ok....at firts glance the scale and all the extras s $1,200.00 ? what do you suggest for less $$ ?
     
  7. SPJ

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    I use a Bald Eagle digital <$100 coupled with a vintage 1010 beam scale.
     
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  8. Rushty

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    You don’t need all the extras just the scale and auto trickler the way it comes from Adam...you won’t regret it..use the lee scoops you can buy a full set of them for around $15-$20..
     
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  9. Falfan2017

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    Used sartorius on eBay can be a heck of a deal. Weight to .01 or even .001 grain depending on what model you get.
     
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  10. jmcgowe

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    You can find the FX120i online for around $600. If you want to skip the Auto Trickler, the Dandy Trickler works well and will add another $100 or so. The FX120i is really worth the price if you can swing it.
     
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    If you aren't looking for a high dollar option, i like my gem 250 really well.
     
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  13. group therapy

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    like someone else said, the a&d with the autotrickle and a set of lee scoops. skip the auto throw, around 700 bucks, no area 419 till later, 5 year warranty, and after I got mine I decided it was one of the best investments on my reloading bench I have made. like I tell folks some times, get this and thats one less variable to worry about, and thats what we do in br, eliminate variables;). good luck sir
     
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  14. Puzzaz01

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    Exactly what he said^^^^^^^
     
  15. group therapy

    group therapy Gold $$ Contributor

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    what's up old man, Lincoln got Vicki shooting and loves the comp!!!:cool: and have you noticed how many peeps are using30.6 gr of varget for their match load:eek:. smooooky;). sorry op, didnt mean to hijack this threado_O. its yours again:)
     
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    The A&D FX 120i by itself is $503.50 today at https://ceproducts.shop/products/fx-120i-reloading-scale-122g-x-0-001g

    That web site is actually a Cambridge Environmental site, and it shows the price as $745.50 until you apply the discount code "CAMBRIDGE" at check out. Why they do that is a long story not gonna repeat here.

    Don't buy the AutoTrickler stuff yet . . . a new version (V3) is coming out soon. My guess is it will use your phone as a keypad to directly enter the target weight . . . but that's just a guess.

    Until then you'l still have an accurate, repeatable scale that does not flutter or lose zero in the presence of RF noise and responds well to trickling. Less expensive scales use a different technology that is very likely to lose track of things if you have a noisy environment. If your reloading room is noise-free (cell phones, wifi, motors, some audio equipment, microwaves, fluorescents, etc etc) you may get by with a less expensive scale.
     
  17. Mad_Charlie

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    Kibble Balance. That oughta do it...:D
     
  18. damoncali

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    I agree that the fx 120i is as good a reloading scale as you can get (and overkill for 99% of the people who own them). But if you’re not going to spend that money, I’ve had good luck with my Dillion digital and the scale that comes with the charegemaster has been reliable. I’d assume the rcbs standalone scale is of similar quality.
     

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