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Thread: Electronic Scale question

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave W. View Post
    I use an electronic scale from Dillon Precision, it has always been very accurate. It gets checked against the beam scale a few times a year.
    Please don't let this lead you to believe the Dillon scale is accurate. From what you've told us all that can be said is the two scales have the same accuracy. However, their accuracies could be way off - and the same. You'll never know without a check weight. Didn't the Dillon scale come with a check weight?
    When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind. [Lord Kelvin]

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    I don't notice any variance from temp..it is moving air from ac/heat or windy open window just as my beam reacts to moving air.

    i use it to confirm my beam weights on powder measure settings and as a trickler for rifle extruded powders.

    I trust myself a lot more having 2 scales to cross check each other....sort of a coward reloader.

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    I use an rcbs scale powder dispenser combos under new fluorescent lights and have no problems. I check them frequently with my RCBS 10-10 scale and use check weights.

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    Forgot a common one.

    Static electricity.

    Depending on the charge present and location it can affect either way.

    The plastic cases that do not conduct are not a great option.

    Charge on the surface just sits there.

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    Noise on the power line might cause some flux. At least, that is why some of my computer cables came with clip on ferrite core noise suppressors. At the current time, I understand ferrite core suppressors do not require a NFA stamp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyrenean View Post
    Noise on the power line might cause some flux. At least, that is why some of my computer cables came with clip on ferrite core noise suppressors. At the current time, I understand ferrite core suppressors do not require a NFA stamp.
    Ferrite cores couple into the magnetic field of signals and mostly serve to direct the signal back towards its source.

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    Quote Originally Posted by niemi24s View Post
    Please don't let this lead you to believe the Dillon scale is accurate. From what you've told us all that can be said is the two scales have the same accuracy. However, their accuracies could be way off - and the same. You'll never know without a check weight. Didn't the Dillon scale come with a check weight?
    Yes, it came with a check weight. The check weight gets used on a regular basis, the scale always reads correctly with it. The beam scale gets used as another method of verification.

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    I have an older PACT that uses two weights and does a four point curve fit (0, 20 g, 50 g, 70 g) to calibrate the sensor.

    One problem with it is that if you trickle a charge up too slowly it will filter out the slow change.

    I mostly use it for sorting cases and occasionally bullets.

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    My PACT has a trickle setting.

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    I have an electronic scale that I use, but I also have two of the older Pacific beam scales. I'll take those Pacific/Hornady scales over an electronic one any day.
    For all intended purposes the electronic scale is fine but I like what I can see.

    I use the Frankford Arsenal and I bought it when the Lyman I had quit. It had the best reviews on Midway out of all of the ones in its category. There does seem to be some deviation with it, but when in doubt re-calibrate, and re-zero on occasion.
    Ken
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