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electronic scale working 8xI’m still working on the real reloading bench, shelves and such, but an upcoming match is arriving faster than my woodworking is finishing.  My temporary setup was a pleasure to use – the view out the window is fantastic… but I am, of course, intensely focused on my work. 😉

Since I was working on the short-range (200-300-yard) ammo when I finally got the electronic scale set up, I was slightly less sensitive to the last flake of accuracy. I tested a dozen or two first Conner reloads 8xpowder charges from the Lyman on my balance beam, then decided to set it for the exact 24.1 grains I wanted, then fired for effect.

Used as designed, that is a great tool and really cranks out the loads. I was at least twice as fast as I had been with my old methods. And I’m confident the accuracy of the ammunition thus produced will far exceed that of the rifleman sending those bullets downrange.