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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:24 pm 
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Just wondering if there is a mod or technique for using
a gram scale to measure grains accurately.
I don't like ordering off the net.
So just ordering a grain scale is out.
Besides its more fun to modify kit. :P


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:36 pm 
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If you have a calculator, yes.
1 gram is equal to 15.4324grains.

Lee Valley Tools sells a cell-phone sized electronic scale that measures in most systems of weight
from grains to tare to grams. It sells for $20.00. I bought one and it works fine although does not
measure in 10's of a grain, just whole grains.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:53 pm 
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No. I tried my kitchen scale in grams and oz. Wouldn't register a 13.8grn pellet, or 2 of them, or 10, 7.4 grn 177.

I got one of these, as well as a RCBS 505 beam scale. You can find one with calibration weights.

https://www.amazon.ca/Fuzion-Accuracy-P ... s9dHJ1ZQ==


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:52 am 
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That is quite similar to the Lee Valley Tools scale.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:57 am 
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The 13.73 grn Stoeger x match weighs in at 13.7. So it's good enough. Your not going to get that accuracy from a kitchen scale.

But OP said no ordering on line. So guess have to look local for one with more precision than how much a potato weighs. Or if someone selling a reloading scale that will do. But the digital is much cheaper and easier to use for weighing pellets.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:35 pm 
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Convenience stores often sell small scales intended for druggies. I needed to weigh small plastic bushings for work one time and bought a few. They were cheap and they work well. Grams, OZ, grains, karat.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:46 pm 
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paddyfritz wrote:
Convenience stores often sell small scales intended for druggies. I needed to weigh small plastic bushings for work one time and bought a few. They were cheap and they work well. Grams, OZ, grains, karat.


Now that is interesting.
No druggie stores near me (thank gawd) but I think I saw one like you speak of at a local antiques shop. All it was was an indicator,scale and clip. I will take a few pellets with me the next time I go.
But for now I will go bang off a few rounds.
After all that is what life is all about. :D


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:56 pm 
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paddyfritz wrote:
Convenience stores often sell small scales intended for druggies. I needed to weigh small plastic bushings for work one time and bought a few. They were cheap and they work well. Grams, OZ, grains, karat.

Exactly, places where they sell bongs and stuff like that or if you're not sure, just order one off Wish or AliExpress. You'll get one for a few $

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:50 pm 
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DocGadget wrote:
paddyfritz wrote:
Convenience stores often sell small scales intended for druggies. I needed to weigh small plastic bushings for work one time and bought a few. They were cheap and they work well. Grams, OZ, grains, karat.

Exactly, places where they sell bongs and stuff like that or if you're not sure, just order one off Wish or AliExpress. You'll get one for a few $


The small town where I lived had 2 convenience stores that also sold digital scales and bongs.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:52 pm 
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https://canadianweigh.com/products/triton-t2-400

This is what I use for precision measurement.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:36 pm 
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leadslinger wrote:
No. I tried my kitchen scale in grams and oz. Wouldn't register a 13.8grn pellet, or 2 of them, or 10, 7.4 grn 177.

I got one of these, as well as a RCBS 505 beam scale. You can find one with calibration weights.

https://www.amazon.ca/Fuzion-Accuracy-P ... s9dHJ1ZQ==
Lol, I bought this scale without really looking to see how precise it was. Found out it was only to one decimal point after I got it. I should have read the post a bit closer and checked the details on Amazon. Oh well, was only $14.
Mine is not even close, so maybe needs calibrating, but since it only gives a 0.1 accuracy it doesn't really help for sorting pellets anyway.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:07 pm 
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Yeah only does 1 number after. It probably does need to be calibrated. Because measured a 13.73, and mine came up as 13.7.. Good enough for me. Mind you, I just use it with my other beam scale to confirm my powder measure.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:12 pm 
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Ok yeah, I probably just got one that wasn't calibrated right.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:45 pm 
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buy a pesola scale. they are made for medication and are very accurate

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:51 pm 
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Ok thanks

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