Reloading Equipment

Reloading Equipment

      This is a Redding beam scale that I bought sometime before 1975.   It was my first accurate reloading scale, and it still gets used once in a while.   A good beam scale setup like this is hard to beat for weighing powder quickly.   I'll admit that I now usually use a digital scale, because they can weigh cases much faster.

      This scale is mounted on the wall (at eye level) behind my reloading bench.   That provides the most comfortable operating position, and it is not affected by vibrations from the bench.   The powder trickler on the right is an early RCBS manual unit that I motorized, long before powered units were available.

      I also mounted a small microswitch under the right front corner of my reloading bench to activate the motor.   I've never seen a remote switch used on any of the factory built units, and that's one of the best features of this setup.   This rig can quickly deliver powder charges within 1/10th of a grain.   For those shooters that are concerned with the high cost of reloading equipment, this tech tip shows that you don't need to spend a fortune on this part of your reloading equipment.

      Even though most shooters today are using digital scales, this old beam scale will always be near my reloading bench.   Its reliability is also helpful for checking the accuracy of digital scales.

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