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Posted: July 23 2017 at 8:29am | IP Logged Quote Desert Eagle41

Was in a new "antiques mall" which turned out to be a garage sale type place. But I found a postal scale that I bought for cheap. I only want it to weight guns for comparison and for sorting bullets like when I buy HST mixed quantity large pull down orders. This scale is very accurate though it isn't in grains but ounces but I don;t need it for powder just the above reasons. Put in on my new super clean work bench.    Craig

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Posted: July 23 2017 at 8:58am | IP Logged Quote Desert Eagle41

Well I just tried to sort a box of mixed bullets and the new scale is not good for that but it does work great for handgun comparison. I still think sorting bullets when you just have three weights it will be fine for that. Craig

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Posted: July 23 2017 at 1:50pm | IP Logged Quote Desert Eagle41

Sorted the mixed boxes of bullets and if you care it was 40 cal,hollow base and flat bases, 9mm jhp, 380 jhp, 45 jhp,rifle rounds, and about 5 other jhp as yet to me determined but probably 9mm. Still got some weighting to do ect. To much like work. but I would say there is a good 400 bullets I will be able to reload and get rid of. Craig

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Posted: July 23 2017 at 2:49pm | IP Logged Quote Rex

Neat find Craig.
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Posted: July 23 2017 at 6:12pm | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

I'm still trying to figure out how bulk weight determines caliber?

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Posted: July 24 2017 at 4:18am | IP Logged Quote Desert Eagle41

Hey Old Ranger I still weight the same and I have switched calibers several times. Craig

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Posted: July 24 2017 at 7:49am | IP Logged Quote Ham Gunner

I have an old postal scale and use it to weigh lead ingots, bottles of powder to est. how much is left, and various other uses around the reloading shack to include weighing guns.

While it gives accurate readings, with only about 1/4 lb. delineations, it is not really calibrated for small amounts of weights such as sorting my cast bullets though. For that or when I need things measured a bit closer, I have an inexpensive digital scale or just my old Ohaus 10-10 powder scale to segregate my cast bullets into low, middle, and high weight groups.

I also use the postal scale for weighing my ground up meat and fat when I am making summer sausage, etc. They are very handy to keep around for many uses. Can even weigh the grandkids.

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Posted: July 24 2017 at 9:16am | IP Logged Quote Desert Eagle41

Hey Ham, mine is a 10 pound scale but it measures in ounces also. Craig

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Posted: July 24 2017 at 9:08pm | IP Logged Quote Ham Gunner

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Hey Ham, mine is a 10 pound scale but it measures in ounces also. Craig


Yep, I suspected as much since you could measure smaller amounts. I just checked mine and it goes up to 50 lbs. and actually measures to the nearest 1/8th pound. A bit finer measurement than I remembered.

Mine has the parcel post rates the Postal Service was charging in 1999. Made by Pelouze in Bridgeview, Ill. in 1999. Not really an antique though.

I suppose they use all sorts of scales for postal work. Likely going to digital these days.

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Posted: July 25 2017 at 4:20am | IP Logged Quote richhodg66

That sounds like a neat old scale. I like old tools and instruments.

Our little town post office was still using a balance beam scale up til 15 years ago. I remember because the lady let me use it to weigh Pinewood derby cars when the boys were in Cub Scouts.

I believe you're right and they're all digital now. Probably for the best, but just doesn't have the soul a fine instrument does.

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Posted: July 25 2017 at 7:27am | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

Ain't nuthin wrong with old gear. Old stuff holds together, new stuff falls apart. Its just that simple.

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Posted: August 02 2017 at 9:40pm | IP Logged Quote Slick

Desert Eagle41 wrote:
Hey Ham, mine is a 10 pound scale but it measures in ounces also. Craig


Hey Craig - does the scale have a setting for grams? I've wound up learning the metric system more from exposure to firearms related subjects than anything else..

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Posted: August 03 2017 at 9:03am | IP Logged Quote Desert Eagle41

Hey Slick nice to hear from you. No the scale only goes to ounces. It's a 10 pound scale. Craig

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