Bottom Gun wrote:
Will someone kindly explain why a digital scale is so much better than an analog scale? What exactly is the advantage?
I’m a gadget guy myself but only when the gadgets are an improvement over the old fashioned way. From what I’m reading here and in the above link, some of you guys are jumping through a lot of hoops in the form of line filters, spoon feeding, etc for the pleasure of viewing a digital scale readout.
I could be mistaken but my experience with the RCBS Partner POS I owned was that it was more time consuming and took more effort to achieve the same result.
I saw absolutely no difference in the accuracy of the rifle and pistol rounds I loaded using a digital scale vs the ammo loaded using an analog scale.
Then there is the difference in price. How do you justify the extra expense? You certainly aren't paying for increased performance with a digital, at least not in my experience.
I think the advantage is speed, but unfortunately the scales marketed towards reloading are of lower quality. I think if people spent hundreds of dollars on a laboratory grade scale then you could take advantage of the benefits of digital. I'll stick to my beam.