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November 27, 2023 •iSportsman Staff
In the world of reloading grain, accuracy is paramount, and the secret ingredient lies in the details. One crucial detail is the measurement of your powder charges; that’s where grain scales come into play. Today, we’ll take a closer look at three grain scales that have earned their stripes on the reloading benches of discerning hunters and shooters.
When you’re juggling bullets, brass, and powder, the last thing you need is to be stuck in the dark ages, fumbling with a traditional balance beam scale. The Hornady G3-1500 Electronic Scale offers a modern solution to this age-old problem. It’s as precise as your grandma’s knitting needles (but significantly easier to use). This scale boasts a large, easy-to-read digital display, and its 1500 grain capacity makes it suitable for a wide range of reloading applications.
The Hornady G3-1500 also comes with a handy cover that doubles as a powder pan, adding some convenience to your reloading process; plus, it’s lightweight, which is fantastic when you’re dragging a backpack filled with gear through the woods. The only downside? Its electronic nature means it requires batteries to use, but then again, what outdoorsman doesn’t come prepared? Available for $59.99.
For the budget-conscious hunter who refuses to compromise on precision, the American Weigh Scales Gemini 20 is your go-to scale. This little scale may not have the capacity of the Hornady G3-1500, but it can measure up to308 grains — enough for most hunting and shooting needs. The Gemini 20 has a blue-lit LCD display that provides a clear readout, even when you’re in the dark.
And the best part? It won’t break the bank, leaving you with extra cash for those fancy spotting scopes and rangefinder binoculars. A budget-friendly scale for budget-friendly hunters: it’s a match made in the woods. Available for $36.99.
If you’re the type of hunter who measures twice and shoots once, the Frankford Arsenal Platinum Series Precision Scale is your ultimate ally. This scale doesn’t mess around when it comes to precision. With a capacity of 1500 grains, this scale can handle even the heaviest of powder charges.
But what sets it apart is its precision. The Frankford Arsenal Platinum Series boasts an accuracy of 0.1 grain, allowing you to fine-tune your loads with the precision of a surgeon. Its sleek and compact design fits nicely on any reloading bench, but it’s not all about looks. It’s equipped with a large, backlit LCD display that ensures you can read your measurements anytime, anywhere. Available for $84.96.
Just like hunting, reloading requires patience and attention to detail. So, pick the scale that suits your needs and budget and go hunting today.