I'm getting ready to move in a month so and will be setting up a new reloading room - new bench, storage, etc.
I ran across some videos on auto chargers such as the RCBS Chargemaster, Lyman's version, Hornady's version, etc.
I do a lot of batch loading at times for both pistol and rifle as well as such things as load workups, etc. So yes, the "old tried and true" method works with my RCBS 505, trickle, powder scoop measures, etc. but these auto chargers look like they are pretty nifty - not inexpensive but I'm seriously thinking about one.
So . . . I'm sure quite a few have them. I'm loading both pistol and rifle - on my turret press I use a Lee Perfect Powder Measure and do random checks on the drops with the 505 quite often. But, in batch loading, I often use the single stage and even some of my Lyman 310 tong tools.
The auto chargers seem to claim an accuracy to the tenth of a grain. I'm often batch loading or working up loads for pistol and rifle - for pistol, I have some loads as small as 1.5 grains up to 6 or 7 grains and of course rifle is larger grain weights.
Most of the videos I've watched are showing the loading of rifle cartridges. However, I'm assuming that these types of charges would trickle out 1.5 grain weight just as well as large rifle grain weights?
In reading posts on here - the thing I see often is getting used to the "trust issue" and in that process, double checking the throws with the beam scale.
For those that use auto charges such as this . . . do you feel you get your use out of them and in the time saved by throwing charges as compared with using a beam scale, trickle . . . are you happy you went with one?
It seems like just in the time saved in throwing charges would be worth it in the long run but before I build my new bench or benches, I'd be interested in hearing some thoughts on them. If I go with one, I'll design my bench so that there is a dedicated spot for one.