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Manny Clothakis
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RCBS Chargemaster

Post by Manny Clothakis » Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:47 am

This may have been asked before but I will ask again. Does anyone use this to measure/load black powder, I know the caution states smokeless only but in the real world can it be used safely without static build up and possible ignition. Please provide your input. Thank you

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Re: RCBS Chargemaster

Post by bpcr shooter » Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:56 am

Ive ran right around 53lbs of it thru mine......still got all my eyebrows! :D
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Re: RCBS Chargemaster

Post by Kenny Wasserburger » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:59 am

Been using one for 15 years. On #2.

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Re: RCBS Chargemaster

Post by stikshooter » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:31 pm

Going on 5+ yrs now still waiting for the bang !

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Re: RCBS Chargemaster

Post by Tomklinger » Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:12 pm

Static electricity will not set off black powder,....but a little heat sure will!! :lol:
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Re: RCBS Chargemaster

Post by 38-72 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:22 pm

Over the past 10 to 12 years, I wore one out, the dispenser motor quit. I load for 3 shooters and we go thru about 30 pounds of powder a year. Sent it back RCBS for repair and they replaced it free of charge.
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Post by 45bpcr » Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:28 pm

Buy one and don't look back.

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Post by Jim Kidwell » Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:43 pm

Ditto on all the pros......Been using one since they were introduced. It doesn't drift like a lot of others...............
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Re: RCBS Chargemaster

Post by Manny Clothakis » Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:01 pm

I have one, just needed input if OK using with black powder......

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Re: RCBS Chargemaster

Post by Kurt » Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:41 pm

I have two that they would not fix, scales and dispensers. If you need parts let me know.
I changed to the Sheels that has a lifetime no BS warrantee. If it breaks they will give you a new one. No questions asked.
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Re: RCBS Chargemaster

Post by CO » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:21 pm

I, like Kurt have two that quit on me. Rcbs suggested i send them to Pierce, Arizona for repair. The scale was the problem with both. One lasted almost two years, the other less than one year. Since I use them for smokeless and black powder, the warranty was void. I'll not buy another Chargemaster. CO

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Post by bruce m » Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:30 pm

there are those that like them a lot.
the dead guys don't say much in reply.
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Re: RCBS Chargemaster

Post by ian45662 » Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:18 pm

It is a wonderful machine and is terrific for black powder.

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Re: RCBS Chargemaster

Post by Aviator » Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:50 pm

bruce m wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:30 pm
there are those that like them a lot.
the dead guys don't say much in reply.
bruce.
Do you know of, or have heard of, any dead guys who are dead because of using black powder in a Chargemaster?
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Re: RCBS Chargemaster

Post by 38-72 » Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:45 pm

Excellent question!
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