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#1 Cranky Farmer

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 10:11 AM

I am so impressed with this new Chargemaster of mine! I just loaded up a few rounds of some 40 gr V-Max to take for coyotes tonight. There is no doubt that the number of rounds that I am able to load per hour is going to go up. Even with this Varget it is performing well.As soon as my wife gets back from town and can watch the baby I am going to get back out there and load up a few more for the .22-250.

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 07:07 PM

Glad you like it, I knew you would. I sure like mine! :)

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 06:46 PM

yep! yep ! yep! I love my Chargemaster,it makes load development enjoyable especially when adding 1 or 2 tenths of a grain for those test rounds,my recommendation to all is get one as soon as you can afford it. :lol:

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 06:54 PM

I was just using my to load some .223 this weekend and I think I was running about 80-100 per hour. It is a dream to use and very, very easy.
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Posted 17 July 2006 - 07:43 PM

I am so impressed with this new Chargemaster of mine! I just loaded up a few rounds of some 40 gr V-Max to take for coyotes tonight. There is no doubt that the number of rounds that I am able to load per hour is going to go up. Even with this Varget it is performing well.As soon as my wife gets back from town and can watch the baby I am going to get back out there and load up a few more for the .22-250.

You lucky no good so and so! :lol: :lol: I want one too! :PWhaa! Booh hoo! :P

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 08:49 PM

They totally rock !!

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 06:43 AM

They especially make loading test rounds fast with the ease of adjustment and their superior accuracy.alpenliter, you should be able to easily double that amount without even breathing hard or thinking about it. ;)I don't even look at it when using it anymore. I just listen to the sound and the tone and I load another and push the charge button. B)

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 10:38 AM

Natchez has it on sale for $239 now. Not sure how long noticed it a couple of days ago.

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 10:40 AM

That's a pretty good price! It's where I got mine from, actually.

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 01:47 PM

What a nice set up. I've been drooling over the catalogs for a couple months now. Since I just got the new rifle I have to wait a while before the wife will release some more funds for one of my "hobbies" as she likes to call it. I have to give it a couple months and let her blow some money on scrap booking or stamps first. That chargemaster just looks so easy to use compared to what I am doing now.Jason

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 01:55 PM

Jason,I have been using a balance beam scale to measure each load until I got my Chargemaster. I will never go back to doing it the old way again! It is a lot faster, easy to use, easy to clean up and even allows you to store your favorite loads in memory for easy retrieval next time you reload.It will be well worth your effort to butter up to the wife and save for a couple months. On a side note, you have to watch ShooterJohn carefully. Just when you get one neat toy/tool paid for he'll pop up and recommend another great one you cant live with out!!

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 02:24 PM

Exactly, the balance beam drives me crazy. It makes me put off reloading until I'm basically out of ammo just because it is so slow and cumbersome. I've got my brother talked into splitting the cost with me (we live in the same town so sharing is not a problem) which helps but now we both have to convince our wives. Oh the horror!Jason

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 02:30 PM

Hey, when I want my wifes approval on something I get her a card with a certificate for a pedicure in it.:lol:

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 02:50 PM

I just buy the stuff I want and hide it until she's seen it a couple of time. Then I say this old thing I've had it forever. :lol: Then if she persists I say maybe we should get rid of some of her shoes. ;) I think she's related to Imelda Marcos she has so many. B)

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 06:22 PM

My wife and I have reached an agreement. She was ragging on me one day about why did I need another gun. Well, at that I asked her why she needed another quilt? She makes about 20 or so a year and each one costs $100+, some costing 2-3 times as much. With that, she has never said anything about my purchases again, and I don't say anything about her quilts. In fact, she bought the chargemaster for me for christmas!! :-)
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Posted 21 July 2006 - 06:38 AM

Well I broke down and ordered one from Natchez. Got my brother to go in on it with me and also got my uncle to pony up in exchange for reloading some of his rounds. This got the price down enough that I knew momma wouldn't get to worked up. Also ordered the RCBS dies for my new .223 at the same time. Can't wait until they get here.Jason O.

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 08:05 AM

You're gonna love it!!

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 09:23 AM

If you do any reloading at all you won't be sorry with the purchase. :)

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 07:00 PM

Here is a link for a 1500 combo for $225 shipped. It is used, but doesn't appear to be used much.http://www.24hourcam.../gonew/1#UNREAD
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Posted 29 September 2006 - 08:08 PM

I agree. It's a real slick unit and don't want to go back to the old way it works so well.

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 08:11 PM

That's the truth. I use it for sorting my bullets and my cases too because it reads so quickly. :lol:

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Posted 01 October 2006 - 02:31 PM

They totally rock !!

Shooter John You don't even have to press the charge button any more( on the newer models) just set it on the auto setting and every time you put the pan back on the scale it will dispense another powder charge! How easy is that,You gotta love it. :lol:

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Posted 01 October 2006 - 02:58 PM

Man-o-man! :lol: Mine must be a dinosaur then. Maybe i better send it in for a repair? :lol:

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Posted 01 October 2006 - 09:38 PM

Man-o-man! :o Mine must be a dinosaur then. Maybe i better send it in for a repair? ;)

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 08:50 PM

Yea, I want one like that too!! Automatically starts back up???? TOO cool!!

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 01:33 PM

Just started reloading read this and now I have one coming.... <_< I hope it's all that I read about :angry:

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 01:42 PM

And then some. The new models have the new feature that my older model doesn't have. You're going to love this unit.

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 07:35 AM

Smallblock, Just got miune last night! Boy!!! I owe you a beer or 2 for turning me on to this deal/unit! This little unit is awesome!! I can relaod like a champ now!!! Thank you! :lol:

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 08:01 AM

I am glad you like. ShooterJohn is the one who told me about it; he's got some of the coolest toys!

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 05:21 PM

Shooter John You don't even have to press the charge button any more( on the newer models) just set it on the auto setting and every time you put the pan back on the scale it will dispense another powder charge! How easy is that,You gotta love it. :D

how do you program it i got mine about 2 months after they came out guess i need to read the book i wasnt aware that you could make them dump power every time you set the pan on the scales...i hope mine will do it or i might send it back to rcbs and get them to upgrade it... thanks for letting me know about this




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