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    I am interested in hearing what brand of scales you guys use. Is it digital or analog and what tipped the scale in favor of your purchace? BTW, Pun intended.

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    I have two scales: a very old (triple beam?) mechanical Johnson of England that can measure from 1g and a digital Proscale 250 (Taiwan) that has indications from 0.1g.

    I do not know how precise they are.
    The digital one was purchased çause it was a good deal...

    And I do not use any of them to mix paper fixer (hypo+sulphite).

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    I got me a RCBS gun powder digital scale, this one worked for both the darkroom and reloading ammo. You can get them digital sclaes at e bay much cheaper, get one with .01 gr scale, you will not regret it. I have seen them go on e bay in the lab ware section for $50 and up.

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    Ohaus Tripple beam capable of 2610g. I don't know how accurate it is but a US copper penny weighs at 1.5g if anybody cares to compare? What does your penny weigh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce (Camclicker)
    Ohaus Tripple beam capable of 2610g. I don't know how accurate it is but a US copper penny weighs at 1.5g if anybody cares to compare? What does your penny weigh?
    In a different life, I worked in a Metrology Lab, and calibrating scales was one of our duties.

    A new American dime ($US 0.10) weighs 3.0 grams.

    A new Amrcan nickel ($US 0.05) weighs 5.0 grams.

    Amazingly accurately.
    Carpe erratum!!

    Ed Sukach, FFP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorge
    I got me a RCBS gun powder digital scale, this one worked for both the darkroom and reloading ammo.
    No!!! You do that too!!.

    I reload for a beloved pre-war Winchester Model 70 SuperGrade (mid 1941 - from the serial number) in .30-06, and for .38 Special/ .357.

    I'm still "trickling" into an RCBS - Ohaous (sp?) 0-500 "mechanical" scale.

    Let me guess - IMR 4350?
    Carpe erratum!!

    Ed Sukach, FFP.

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    You don't say if you want a small one or a big one. If I ever decide to get a new small scale this is the one I think:

    http://www.lacywest.com/01scales.htm

    Prices are C$ so divide by about 1.4 to get US$. $50 Canadian isn't that much if it lasts -))

    I've got a BIG old scale that I got from a food service supply place. The only thing in the whole place that wasn't at least 50% over priced. The scale I got can handle 30kg and was fairly reasonable in price. OTOH it's not the sort of thing you use to weigh 50 or 100 grams with.

    So what I'm saying is a scale collection isn't a bad thing. A small fairly accurate one for small things. A big brute for those big heavy things that don't need supper accuracy.

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    Try www.balances.com - a site suggest here on APUG a while ago. Should be *something* there...
    Carpe erratum!!

    Ed Sukach, FFP.

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    thanks Ed that was the link I had before the big computer crash of '03.

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