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RCBS 5-0-5 scale won't zero

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by wavo, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. wavo

    wavo Portland Member

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    Hi all I recently got the Supreme Master Reloading kit and so far everything has been going great. Tonight I decided try out the scale. I spent some time adjusting the left side of the base to get it to zero but nothing works! The scale is WAY too heavy on the pointer side. I'm trying to be calm but I'm so frustrated right now. It doesn't matter what surface I put it on or how far I move the adjusting foot, it is still way too heavy on the left side.

    Does anyone have any suggestions? I noticed that the bottom of the pan has shot in it to help balance everything out, should I try adding more shot or weight to the pan?

    With the adjusting foot set in the middle it takes 4 pennies in the pan to balance the scale. :(

    WTF? :(

    Help?
     
  2. jmh119

    jmh119 Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    Hi Wavo. make sure you have that little removable brass dish on the scale. Empty of course. That is needed to zero it. James
     
  3. wavo

    wavo Portland Member

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    OK........... so I'm an idiot :)
    Sorry for the rant everyone jmh119 is a genius.

    For the record, the book doesn't mention the brass dish, maybe I should've known that but i'm a noob :)
     
  4. jmh119

    jmh119 Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    Thanks for the complement Wavo, but, to be honest, the same thing bit me the first time too! :)
     
  5. elsie

    elsie Way over there on the left Well-Known Member

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    That how we learn. From our mistakes. If you're doing it right, you're not learning anything. :D

    elsie
     
  6. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Hi Wavo. make sure you have that little removable brass dish on the scale. Empty of course. That is needed to zero it.

    Oh wait, James already said that. :D :D :D

    That's cool. It's funny what happens to us sometimes. Carry on. :thumbup: