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Electronic powder measure suggestions wanted

Postby LarryFlew on Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:04 pm

Looking at more automatic powder measuring if I can do it cheap enough. Any reasonably priced used ones to look for?
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Re: Electronic powder measure suggestions wanted

Postby Scratch on Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:44 pm

LarryFlew wrote:Looking at more automatic powder measuring if I can do it cheap enough. Any reasonably priced used ones to look for?

I really like my RCBS Chargemaster, but it ain't the cheapest option for sure.
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Postby aht_six on Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:23 pm

I use an old RCBS Powder Pro scale and dispenser, works great. Except for the color, it’s the same as the PACT scale and dispenser.
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Re: Electronic powder measure suggestions wanted

Postby 870TC on Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:09 pm

I've got the RCBS and also the PACT brand one they both work fine for me.
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Electronic powder measure suggestions wanted

Postby Ironbear on Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:02 pm

I miss SesmicSam weighing in on these topics! :-)
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Postby Holland&Holland on Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:17 pm

Ironbear wrote:I miss SesmicSam weighing in on these topics! :-)

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Re: Electronic powder measure suggestions wanted

Postby BigDog58 on Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:19 am

I have both the Chargemaster and a PACT Scale. I had the RCBS dispenser that went with the PACT Scale (had the scale years before the dispenser), but the dispenser part had a motor fail. I now use the Chargemaster to dispense, and the PACT scale to verify, and for weight sorting cases & bullets.

If you go to AccurateShooter.com-forums, there are Chargemasters often for sale. http://forum.accurateshooter.com/threads/chargemaster-2.3979909/ he's asking $200 OBO


Note: The Older CM setup was originally made by PACT, just put in the green cases. This is no longer true.
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Re: Electronic powder measure suggestions wanted

Postby LarryFlew on Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:39 pm

Found a nice used Lyman gen 5 for $164 shipped. Will see how it works out.
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Re: Electronic powder measure suggestions wanted

Postby chopper on Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:08 pm

I have one of the powdermasters but my scale went bad so rather than buy a new scale I bought a new charge master. so if anyone needs a used powder master
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Postby yukonjasper on Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:00 pm

I usually just eyeball it.....what could go wrong.....



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Re: Electronic powder measure suggestions wanted

Postby crbutler on Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:07 pm

I have an older powdermaster and a newer chargemaster.

I think they are good enough, but they are slow. The Powdermaster is slower and tends to be picky about set up. They both will fairly often dispense 0.1gr too much.

A friend (since left the state and gave up reloading) had a lyman that worked pretty well. I've been tempted to get one, but why have 3 of the things?

Erud's Prometheus is probably the best of the lot, but pretty much unobtainium.
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Re: Electronic powder measure suggestions wanted

Postby Erud on Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:54 am

crbutler wrote:I have an older powdermaster and a newer chargemaster.

I think they are good enough, but they are slow. The Powdermaster is slower and tends to be picky about set up. They both will fairly often dispense 0.1gr too much.

A friend (since left the state and gave up reloading) had a lyman that worked pretty well. I've been tempted to get one, but why have 3 of the things?

Erud's Prometheus is probably the best of the lot, but pretty much unobtainium.


I actually sold my Prometheus back to the guy that makes them when the Autotrickler/Autothrow combo was released. The Prometheus was great, but the Autotrickler setup is better in every way at 1/4 the price.

I’d still never want to be without a Chargemaster either though. I don’t really use it to dispense powder very often, but it seems like I’m always using the scale for something or other.
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