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Thread: Advice on a thermometer

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    Advice on a thermometer

    Is the RCBS worth the extra money? The first one seems to be the same as a Lyman.

    Might there be something else I should be looking at?

    https://www.midsouthshooterssupply.c...u=00036MTH1000

    https://www.midsouthshooterssupply.c...sku=0004481175
    Last edited by shuckinthecorn; 01-11-2014 at 12:08 PM.

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    Boolit Master

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    I have two of the first one. The original one I bought that the "head" came loose and would rotate putting the needle anywhere I wanted it. I also have the free replacement the "distributor" sent me to replace the first one. Service was quick on the replacement. I "indexed" the first one to match the second and put them both in the melt and had readings varying more than 100 degrees between the two. I then bought an RCBS thermometer and haven't looked back. My suggestion is don't waste your money on the first one.
    Good Luck with your choice,
    Rick

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    PM member Swede Nelson and see if he is still selling thermometers. I got one from him several years ago that is still working well.

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    I was about to have a hissie fit to get one ordered, so I bought the RCBS a while ago. Will keep your suggestion in mind, if this one dies. Thanks!

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    I use this one, made by Tel-Tru, made in USA, about 30$ shipped

    http://www.amazon.com/Tel-Tru-LT225R...ru+thermometer

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    Here is same version without RCBS name.
    http://www.rotometals.com/product-p/...hermometer.htm

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