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    01-08-2018, 01:58 PM
    Good job - It'll still be working and doing it's job just same long after any current digital scale is in the bin.
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    01-07-2018, 12:06 PM
    You've very little to loose and it would be an interesting experiment - These sensors will reliably indicate down to a few microns, they are used regularly for automatic bed leveling on 3D printers measuring just a few thou. The problem with a...
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    01-05-2018, 08:30 AM
    Very little to go wrong if it's been used sensibly. Check that it repeats to zero by taking off and replacing the pan several times and have a good look at the knife edges, there shouldn't be any chips or burrs and they should be flat right to the...
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    01-04-2018, 09:01 AM
    Beam scale are a bit of a problem right now. If you're thinking of buying new I think the contenders are Redding No 2, Dillon Eliminator, RCBS M500, or the Hornady L&L. Although they work well enough, I'm not keen in the plastic based scale like...
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    01-03-2018, 06:23 PM
    The actual cost of normal PLA filament is quite reasonable - It varies in price and quality quite a bit and the special types, like those with a component of carbon fibre or metallic powder etc. are not so cheap. The .45-70 loading block was...
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    01-03-2018, 07:33 AM
    True, you wouldn't want to print a set of spanners with your home printer just yet, but there are plenty of applications where great strength isn't needed but being able to customise some things to your exact needs is handy. Just look at some of the...
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check