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Pellet scale recomendations.

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Bemused, Jun 29, 2014.

  1. Bemused

    Bemused Engaging Member

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    Simple thread, would like to seee your pellet scale recomendations.
    Many thanks.
     
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    Bought mine off the bay. The first set didn't work properly, re-weighing the same pellet gave slowly increasing weights until they just stopped working at all. Got a refund OK and tried again. Found the cheapest set and bought them. They have been fine, accurate and repeatable. So it looks like luck to a certain extent with the cheap ones. Mine are called Diamond but they look the same as many of the others on the bay. Any scales you buy need to be able to measure down to .001 grams. (.01 grams is still nearly .2 grains)
     
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    Thanks for the information, I currently use a scale that should work to +/- 0.002 gram but it drifts up or down on occasions by another 0.002 gram.
    Its a turntable stylus scale not a specific pellet scale, although it was around £120 some goodly years ago.

    I only currently strive to eliminate the most heavy and lightest from the tin but if spending 100+ I would like a scale to have a nice repatable +/- 0.001 gram tolerance, gram or grain indication is not an issue.
     
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    My experience of buying scales is that the entry level 'cheapy' does not perform very well. Spending a couple of pounds more gives you a better and more accurate scale.
    The one listed above will do the job at £20 (which I consider expensive for what it is needed for) but I should point out that if you go to ebay (or the Chinese websites) you can purchase something similar for a tenner.
    Importing from China takes 2-3 weeks.
    Dave
     
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    Thanks Dave, leaning towards the Solware one.
    A tenner is neither here nor there in respect of air rifles.
     
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    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    You sad old man:D

    James
     
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    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    All true.

    I know your right, and I don't want to admit it in public, but I'm not buying the scales - yet! :p

    James
     
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    Yes I quickly lose th3e will to live when sorting pellets, hence I only sort for zeroing. Not being a crack shot I have to have maximum confidence in my datum.
     
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    This one is OK, with a check weight which is very handy, as typical example: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Neewer-0-001g-20g-Digital-Jewelry-Diamond/dp/B007H4AR28 - but I actually got mine off the 'Bay for a tenner, you don't need to get one from China, so shop around.
    I happened to notice it turned up also, over on the BSA Ownersgroup forum, being recommended by a resident RFD so it can't be too bad.

    As a matter of interest, is weight actually significant? I've been told all things being equal, 3grains difference between pellets is worth about 1/2" at 50M, but I've never been able to check.
     
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    I bought a cheap set from ebay like these.

    Their resolution is 0.02gn (the 0.1gn that most do is a waste of time IMO), in reality they're repeatable within maybe 0.04 - 0.06gn. They need time to acclimatise once turned on and it's a good idea to zero them every few pellets as they can creep, but they're not bad for the money and do the job.
     
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    Many thanks
     

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