December 19th, 2012

GemPro 250 Digital Scale on Sale for Just $145.00

Gempro 250If you are looking for an affordable precision scale, the GemPro 250 scale is now on sale for just $145.00 at Amazon.com. This scale offers 0.02 grain resolution, good enough to trickle kernel by kernel. The GemPro 250 comes with a 30-year warranty for American buyers. As this scale weighs more precisely than popular digital powder scale/dispensers, you can use the digital dispenser to throw a “close” charge and then fine-tune your load with the GemPro, kernel by kernel.

by Bill Schnauffer (aka Cover Dog)

The Importance of Precise Loads for Long-Range Shooting
The reloading scale is the life blood of anyone’s loading bench. It’s used for everything from weighing powders to cases or bullets and yes even primers. I would have never considered weighing primers but that is one of the many things I learned the weekend of May 20-22, 2011 at The Original Pennsylvania 1000-Yard Bench Rest Club’s Bench Rest Instructional School. All aspects of reloading for 1000-yard BR have to be identical. Your brass, bullets, powder and primers all have to weigh the same, for all your sighters and your 10 record shots, if you want any chance of being competitive. This can only become a reality if your scale is up to the task. Everything you do when shooting at 1000 yards is magnified 10x and your scale needs to be above all else, accurate and repeatable.

Gempro 250

I thought that a scale accurate to 1/10th of a grain was good enough. Not so in the long range BR game. Scales need to be accurate to at least 5/100ths of a grain or better if you can afford it. This prompted my search for such a scale.

GemPro Is Half the Price of Denver Instrument MXX-123
I have read reviews for several of the better scales used for reloading including the Accu-Lab VIC 123 (now replaced by the Sartorius Acculab AY123110V). The [AY123 seriess] scales are accurate to 2/100ths of a grain, but is also a scale that many felt was affected by RF interference and the slightest air movement made it drift. This was due in part because of the strain gauge technology that is used in the manufacture of this scale. And with parts not readily available, the lead time for one is you want it is over 20 weeks. The Denver Instrument MXX-123 also had a good review but the current version, [Sartorius Acculab AY123110V], is into the $320 price range. And this is out of reach for many reloaders.

This now brings me to the My Weigh GemPro 250. It uses True-Division German HBM sensors and professional components in the manufacture of this scale. It has a 50 gram weight capacity (771.72 grains) and accuracy down to 2/100ths of a grain. It features seven (7) weighing modes as listed below. And with a retail price in the $145.00 range, this is a scale that most reloaders could afford for their reloading bench. And you won’t be pressed for room on that bench. The scale is very compact, measuring 5.25″ X 3.75″ X 2.5″.

GemPro 250 Scale Balance Review

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December 19th, 2012

Discount Inletted Stock Specials from McMillan

McMillan inletted stocksMcMillan regularly offers a selection of inletted “Specials” stocks. You should check McMillan’s Specials Page regularly to set if there’s a stock that suits your next build. Not only can you save months of wait time, but you save on the cost of the stock. Many of the Specials stocks are priced $100.00 or more below normal retail. From the list on the Stock Specials Page, choose your action and find a great deal on a McMillan stock. (Once you are on the Stock Specials Page, move your mouse to the left and select action type from the list under the McMillan logo.)

Currently, there are a number of A-Series McMillan stocks on sale. There are currently a large supply of A3s and A5s, inletted for various actions including: Defiance, McMillan, Remington, Ruger, Sako, Savage, Stiller, and Surgeon.

McMillan A5

Hunting Stocks and Benchrest Stocks on Sale Also
In addition to the A-Series specials, McMillan has discounted hunting stocks for Browning, Mauser, Remington, Ruger, Sako, and Winchester actions. There is also currently a good selection of Benchrest Stocks on sale, including the popular McMillan Tooley MBR Stocks. CHECK HERE for availability of your action choice.

McMillan Tooley MBR
Tooley MBR McMillan

Tooley MBR Stocks Available Now:
#2924 MBR 70% WHITE 30% BLACK MARBLE, LBRP STILLER PYTHON, SINGLE SHOT, REM ADL T/G, NO FRONT SCREW HOLE, 1.375" STRAIGHT B/C, 1" DEC PAD, 13.5" LOP.  $275.00

#3001 MBR 70% TURQUOISE 30% BLACK MARBLE, RBLP, LAWTON 7500 LA, 1.36" DIA, SINGLE SHOT, REM ADL T/G, KRIEG HV B/C WITH 4" CYL, 1" DEC PAD, 13.5" LOP, ALUM. PILLARS INSTALLED.  $350.00

#3034 MBR 70% ORANGE 30% YELLOW MARBLE, RH XP100, SINGLE SHOT, BAT T/G, #7 LILJA B/C W/ 4.5" CYL, 1" DEC PAD, 13.5" LOP, ALUMINUM PILLAR INSTALLED. $425.00

#3035 MBR 70% GRAY 20% BLUE 10% LT GRAY MARBLE, RBLP, BAT M 1.53X8.5", SINGLE SHOT, BAT T/G, HV B/C W/ 5" CYL, 1" DEC PAD, 13.5" LOP, 3 ALUM. PILLARS INSTALLED.  $475.00

#3078 MBR YELLOW, ORANGE, BLUE FLAME PATTERN, LEAD ADDED, STOCK WEIGHS 15.75 LBS, RH SAVAGE 210, SINGLE SHOT, FAC SAV T/G, 1.5" STRAIGHT B/C, 1" DEC PAD, 13.5" LOP.  $473.00

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