Detecto scales, or at least the one I recently bought, work great for weighing bullets. I have a federal firearm license and buy and sell a lot of guns, but I also love shooting. I’m at my happiest when I am down at the range or out on my property outside the city putting rounds through my large collection of rifles and handguns. I fire so much ammunition a month that I quit buying bullets about five years ago. I started making my own ammunition around then and have continued to do so up to the present.
What I needed was a scale to weigh my rounds. It should go without saying that you have to be really careful when you are making rounds. If you put too much powder in a casing and then try and send that through a barrel, you are putting yourself and others standing nearby at risk of injury or death. On a lesser scale, you are also risking destroying your firearm with a poorly loaded cartridge. That is why I needed a scale, and I needed one that was extremely sensitive. I know how much my various rounds need to weigh and the scale needs to prove it.
When I got the scale I looked it over for damage and checked the calibration and it seemed good to go. I made up some rounds and weighed each one on the scale and then used my old scale, which was perfectly calibrated, to check the accuracy. Perfect! This scale works so well that now I’m making ammunition for some of my friends as well. They have some unique firearms and they wanted to use my fancy new scale to make sure the weight was just right. And it is. I couldn’t be happier about my new weighing device.