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#1 Jay61cal

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 11:35 AM

I'm seriously thinking about getting one of these to speed up the reloading process...is it worth the money at $289 or is there another brand that works just as good for a better price?

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 03:28 PM

It is the best and most accurate of the bunch. I've had mine since it was first released and it functions flawlessly.

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 05:09 PM

Thanks for the response SJ...I'm tired of having to close all the doors and turning off the fan to get an accurate reading on the traditional scale...don't get me wrong it works just fine but income taxes are encouraging me to spend some money and I've been wanting a charge master for a while now :smiley_turkey_pop_up_log:

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 05:53 PM

You'll wonder how you ever got along without it once you have your Chargemaster. They are really nice for working up load also as you can add incremental powder amounts so easily and accurately.
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Posted 10 March 2012 - 07:39 PM

+1 The Chargemaster 1500 is absolutely worth it.

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 11:16 PM

It's worth every penny. And then some. I used to double check it with my balance scale every tenth charge. After a while I stopped. The read out was always was right on. Stick powders like IMR 4064 will over charge once in a while by over spill. Just pay attention to the read out and you will have no problems.
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Posted 11 March 2012 - 05:57 AM

After I've determined a good load with the Chargemaster, I like to use the Redding BR-30 powder measure (for charges between 10-50 grains) because it's faster. Most charges, especially with spherical powders like H335 or short extruded powders like Benchmark, meter very accurately from the BR-30. The majority of the charges are spot on, while the minority are typically +/- .1 grain.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 08:59 AM

Works very well, love mine.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:17 AM

So far mine has worked well, no under charges and very few + .1 grain. The ones that are over I just redo, the machine is quick enough that you lose very little time.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 02:35 PM

Thanks for the replies...I purchased one from natchez yesterday along with a chrony that I've been needing for a while now...can't wait to use it :smiley-innocent-halo-yellow:

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 05:01 PM

LOVE mine! Go for it, I would never give it up, so easy to use.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:16 AM

I wish I had gotten it sooner. It sped the process up significantly. I like how you can program it and then you don't have to set it completely from scratch each time.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:33 AM

You guys are making me jealous............ :nice_need_pics:

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:12 AM

Just get one already! LOL. I got mine for Christmas.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 07:55 AM

Great tool...especially for guys who prefer to weigh every charge.It has an auto feature that literally has a charge waiting for you as fast as you can pour the powder in the case. I'll use mine, seat the bullet and the next charge is done and waiting.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 10:35 AM

I need one. I was doing everything one step at a time. Now I got the case prep center and I love it. I'm now thinking about the chargemaster too, then the turret press :/ You guys are a bad influence!
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:12 PM

love mine

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 07:54 AM

I ordered one this week based on this thread.... Geez, this place is a bad influence on the week minded! :two-cents:
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 08:03 AM

You'll love it! You made a great choice.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 05:45 AM

Love mine! Makes reloading so much easier, faster, and more accurate.
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