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Thread: Who Manufactured The Hornady/Pacific Magnetic Scale

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    Who Manufactured The Hornady/Pacific Magnetic Scale

    I think the title kind of covers it. I'd also like to know what other companies used the same scales, that Pacific used. That includes both magnetic and oil damped. I remember seeing CH, Webster, Texan, and Wells scales that were pretty much identical. Thanks in advance.

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    Webster is the maker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pressman View Post
    Webster is the maker.
    Thanks.

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    While I don't know about Hornady scales, Ohaus did make scales to be sold by some vendors...
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    I have both Model O and M Hornady scales and have been wondering the same thing. I started loading in the early 70's and I ordered the Model O from the factory, they said it was the last set they had. If I remember correctly they were about $21.00 shipped, rather pricey at $2.00 an hour.

    I have been looking at scales lately and realized that the old makers are out and new ones come from who knows where and look sort of cheap. I found a set of RCBS 502 and a set of Ohaus 3100 Dial-O-Grain at an estate sale about a month ago, at $40 for both I couldn't turn them down. Don't need anymore but they are fun to play with.

    Thanks for the question and answer.

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    You're welcome. Dillon still has an Ohaus designed, if not manufactured scale. At least they did, the lasst time I looked. Their Eliminator is an RCBS/Ohaus 505 beam on a different base.

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    lots of different makers over the years .. Click image for larger version. 

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    jbohio, that one is made by Webster. That is an original Pacific scale that was continued after Hornaday bought Pacific.
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    The triple poise scales sold by Pacific, Hornady and Bair are all the same scale. My brother and I have been using a Bair scale since 1969 with completely satisfactory results.

    Since then I have purchased other scales as part of buy outs of guys who gave up on reloading. While RCBS 505, 5-10 and 502 and similar Lyman scales all work well they are no better than the Webster made scales. I prefer the triple poise system for ease of setting without errors.
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    The original box for the O scales says Pacific div. Hornady the M box says Hornady but both have Pacific cast in the base.

    The O scales work fine but I bought them on bad advice from someone that understood nothing about magnetic dampening. Years ago I bought the M scales to get away from messing with the oil. I found another set NIB not long ago for $25.

    EDG, I too like the three poise system.It is easier to read and set up and just makes more sense. I have been working with a set of RCBS 502 scales, they might be a little more sensitive than the Hornady but after using the Hornady scales for 45 years I had to get used to the layout.

    Dave

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