Scale check

Discussion in 'Guns - Blackpowder' started by canebreaker, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. canebreaker

    canebreaker Well-Known Member

    Thread was deleted:
    It showed the weight of a .177, .22 pellet and BB.
    I think the BB is 5.4 gr.
    Does anyone have the rest?
  2. Kip Brandel

    Kip Brandel New Member

    Glasgow, Kentuc
    I check them with the bullets I am loading. I found different pellets weigh differently all with the same shape, I think the skirts are different. You can also make your own check weights by using several different bullets of known weight. My set is a 45gr 22, a 110gr 25 caliber, a 165gr 30 cal, a 200gr 45 cal and a 450 gr 45 caliber bullet. I write the weights on with an etching pencil and color it with a Sharpie.

  3. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat Well-Known Member

    Eventually I want to get a digital powder scale. Reason is, with a mechanical scale, it is possible for something on your loading bench may have a slight static charge, and can mess with the accuracy of your scale. I haven't had any problems with this, but it is mentioned in a Lee manual that I have, and it makes sense. I have a Lymann scale, and the pan is nylon. They suggest that you keep exactly the same things on your table when you work. A digital scale will eliminate this problem.
  4. bootshowl

    bootshowl New Member

    Indiana, J
    For target handgun loads, I use air pellets....177 is 7.9 gr, and 22 is 14.3 gr. Keep the match pellets just for the scale zero.

    I also made a scale base from a piece of flat alum. plate with two corners and one center end drilled and tapped with acorn nuts on the bottom of the bolts. I use a center bubble level to check it. It keeps the scale level, even if the bench is a lil out, or the surface of your bench is a lil out. Picture a tripod adjustable flat works.
  5. Kip Brandel

    Kip Brandel New Member

    Glasgow, Kentuc
    If you check different MFG's make the pellets to different weights. All pellets posted are flat front skirted design in .177 diameter.
    RWS - 8.3 grains
    RWS Super - 9.3 grains
    RWS Diablo - 7.0 grains
    RWS Hobby - 6.9 grains
    RWS Meisterkugeln - 8.3 grains
    RWS Match - 8.2 grains
    Gamo - 7.3 grains
    Crosman - 7.1 -7.8 (Not sure why 2 different weights for same part #)
    Crosman Premier - 7.9 grains
    Daisy - 6.9 - 7.3 (Again not sure why 2 different weights)
    Eun Jin - 15.2 (These are almost solid skirts with only a small cone recession)

    The Daisy and Crosman show 2 weights for the same part number pellets, thus may be due to the fact that they are also the cheapest in the list.
    From a low of 6.9 up to 9.3 for a total range of 2.4 grains is a large difference and could cause serious damage to your firearm if you are using the standard and your throw a charge a few grains off.

    The best thing is to be careful and safe!!