RCBS® RC130 Magnetic Powder Scale
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- Precise, economical powder scale for home reloaders
- 130-Grain Capacity
- Precision-machined aluminum beam - accurate and repeatable weight increments
- Three separate beam poises
- Magnetic dampening for quicker weighing without any loss of sensitivity or accuracy
- Steel-on-steel beam pivots with cylindrical pivot bearings
- Accurate to +/- 0.1 grain
Packed with multiple features normally found on more expensive scales, the RCBS RC130 Magnetic Powder Scale delivers great precision and accuracy at an economical price. The precision-machined aluminum beam produces accurate and repeatable weight increments you just don't get from scales with plastic beams. This 130-grain scale features three separate metal plate beam poises, just like higher-priced scales, for easy adjustment that stays put after they are set. Dampening magnets causes the beam to come to rest more quickly without affecting sensitivity or accuracy for quicker weighing. The RC130 also features steel-on-steel beam pivots, with cylindrical pivot bearings for the smallest possible contact area and better accuracy. With a sturdy ABS polymer base, aluminum beam, and plastic pan, this scale weighs up to 130 grains with an accuracy of +/- 0.1 grain. The non-static powder pan sports an integral hanger for easy transfer of powder to the cartridge case. Manufacturer's lifetime guarantee.
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Rated 1 out of 5 by PVinHou Very disappointed
I was impressed by the concept that the RC130 scale used to make powder measurements and eagerly bought one on12/29/12. Out of the box I was surprised to see that the pivot blade had a flat edge (with 2 pivot points) rather than a knife edge with one pivot point. I could not figure out why the scale would not even begin to balance no matter where the zero ballance adjustment was set. Then I notice that the front magnet was loose in its slot and being held there by the repulsive force of the rear magnet. The glue that held the magnet had become detatched from the slot and was still on the side of the magnet (but now faced the rear magnet). After re-gluing the magnet, the scale still would not zero balance.
I returned the RC130 scale I had purchased and checked out another identical scale that was on the shelf. It also had a flat pivot blade edge and would not achieve a zero balance.
The main problems I see with this scale are: 1) No knife edge on pivot blade. 2) No pivot blade end limiters that keep the beam pointer from accidentally dragging on the magnets. 3) Inability to zero balance scale.
December 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by JimboTN BASIC AND GOOD
I've used this scale for over 10 years and found it to be reliable and user friendly. I've tried digital scales but found them lacking in accuracy and repeatability and I ALWAYS go back to this one. After all, if you have to verify the digital scale with a balance beam, who needs the digital scale?
It is somewhat limited in range so consider the largest charge you'll use and it can't help you sort out your 250 or 450 grain bullets...but for the powder charges I use for 357 Magnum, 22-250, 30-06 it's perfect.
December 18, 2012
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