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Are mechanical scales adequate for shotshell reloading or do I need the more accurate digital models? Any suggestions on a scale that you personally use?
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Mechanical (balance beam) scales are more than adequate for reloading. I prefer them for their simplicity and ruggedness. You never have to wonder if some electronic part went haywire or if the battery went dead. The balance beam scale is a little slower to use than the electronic scale, but since you only have to weigh a powder or shot charge about every 300 to 500 shells, speed of use is not a big concern.
 

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fcamd,

You are certainly welcome. I forgot to address the question about the scale I use. I use a RCBS 502 scale. It has worked great during the 8 years I've owned it. Never a problem with it. It is accurate to within about 0.1 grain. That is more than enough accuracy for shotshell reloading.
 

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As stated balance scales are fine for reloading. I personally use an electronic Dillion D-Terminator scale that I plug into the wall, so no battery issue.
When hand loading steel or other non-tox loads it is much more like pistol or rifle ammo, one shell at a time, waiting for the balance to settle would just add unnecessary time to an already tedious task.

http://www.eguns.com/Dillon_Precision/S ... cales.html
 
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