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chuckw2
Reply with quote  #25 
Chris,
I have been using a Chargsmaster for about 6 months now and have not experienced any of the problems that everyone else has.
I received a new Denver Instruments MXX-123 three weeks ago and tested 20 randomly thrown charges with my Chargemaster. I was throwing 37.4 of H-4350. All 20 Chargemaster charges read 37.4,all 20 MXX-123 read 37.5.
I would like to hear from some other users of the Chargemaster users out there.
Mine seems ok, I love it......CDI Factor 9.987


Chuck
Moderator
Reply with quote  #26 
Chuck,

Thanks for the report. Keep in mind that when 30 guys buy a product and one guy has issues, then you only hear from the guy with the problem. We know that RCBS has been tweaking the product. I think most of the observed glitches were with the earliest production samples. I'm glad your unit is working well.

Most ChargeMaster owners I know are very happy with their machines and won't go back to manual methods. When combined with an MXX-123 you have a superb weighing system in place. Now if they only could make a voice-activated trickler that could drop exactly one Kernel of Varget on command...
Travelor
Reply with quote  #27 
I have posted before on this topic and must admit, I am one that has had constant problems with my unit. Of interest is that "fix" that Mr. Legg offers - seems to be the solution, BUT mine had developed a new twist that started last month.

It is now changing the weight of the pan as the reloading session progresses. The pan weighs 345.5 grains per the scale and a second electronic scale at the beginning of a reloading session. As the number of thrown charges progresses, the scale starts to show the pan weight is decreasing with each charge. At the end of a 90 charge session the pan is shown to weigh as much as 10 grains light! Interestingly the charges thrown as still in the 0 to +/.3 grain range that I have come to expect from my unit even for the last charge.

George

I haven't talked to Mr Legg about this development yet, but wanted to post it for the fellow Forum members this morning.
Silverfox
Reply with quote  #28 
The first ChargeMaster 1500 I had did not slow down to the slowest trickle rate early enough. I called Mr. Legg and he stepped me through the programming procedure and the slower trickle rate began a little sooner in the charge throwing sequence.

I was weighing each charge on my RCBS 10 - 10 scale and many of the charges were .2 of a grain over the charge I had set it to throw. I called Mr. Legg again and he had a new ChargeMaster 1500 sent to me with a pickup slip for the old one. He told me when I called about the .2 of a grain over problem that they did have some problems with the earlier boards in these machines, but that the new boards were working just fine.

My new ChargeMaster slows the charge process down quite a bit earlier in the powder charge throw process and is at the slowest trickle speed for about the last .3 or so of a grain. Of course, there are still times when there are four, five or more kernels of powder that drop into the pan when only one or two kernels are needed to reach the set charge weight, but it weighs very close to the setting now and I am very happy with it.
FatBoy
Reply with quote  #29 
Thank you guys for the updates. I think I'm ready to go to an elctric.

I've been using a 5-0-5 for four years now. It's getting "sticky" and sometimes jumps now. I am also noticing that there are times when 4 or 5 kernels don't move the needle. I lost a bullet in October. I don't think it blew up,, so,, I figure I had a light or heavy load. 4 or 5 kernels won't move POI off the 1K target board, but it doesn't take much to move POI 36" at 1000 yards. I know I can replace the delrin bushings, but cutting my load time down would really be nice.

I think I may try to sort cases by weight this season too. I don't have a digital scale, so this could kill two birds with one purchase, so to speak.

Chris...
chuckw2
Reply with quote  #30 
Chris,
It will change the way you live.

Have you boys at ADEC put together your 1K yard schedule yet?


PS. Wait to you see EL Roho's new Speedy Rig, it is a piece of art. I think Chip is sleeping with it.


Chuck
FatBoy
Reply with quote  #31 
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Originally Posted by chuckw2
Chris,
It will change the way you live.

Have you boys at ADEC put together your 1K yard schedule yet?


PS. Wait to you see EL Roho's new Speedy Rig, it is a piece of art. I think Chip is sleeping with it.


Chuck


Chuck,

I have WCRC's, but not TnSSA's. I am also waiting on ORSA, but I have CRC (Chattahoochee) and CRC (Chattanooga).


I need to do something about loading quicker. Tell me, how are you guys dumping powder into the case, while it's filling another pan? Are you dumping, then seating as it re-fills, using two identicial weight pans, dumping into another dish, or..... what gives?

Chris...
Moderator
Reply with quote  #32 
Chris,

I think your idea of two identical weight pans is smart. Haven't tried it yet though.

What some guys do is dump the charge into an empty case (with a fitted powder funnel), then replace the pan and start a new charge. You then seat a bullet in a previously filled round while the machine is throwing the next charge. So you're basically seating the bullet while the machine is dispensing. You can do about 3 rounds a minute this way, assuming you start with sized, primed and chamfered brass.

I do recommend reweighing the charge after it has been dispensed, just to ensure you have a correct read. That adds a few seconds to the process obviously, but it should catch most machine errors.
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