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Hornady Lock-N-Load Bench Scale Question

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I have a Hornady Lock-N-Load scale and have been using it for a couple of years now but I recently noticed something weird while using it...

 

I dump gunpowder into the metal powder pan while dialing my machine in but I get a different reading/amount if I have the plastic cover on. It weighs more if I take the cover off. Has anyone else noticed this?

 

Am I doing it wrong? Should I keep it off. I was startled to see the grains jump by .2 or .3 when I took it off.

 

I typically keep the cover on - it has a hole in the middle so I just dump the powder from a brass case down inside it to the pan. I feel like I'm less likely to make a mess with the cover plastic cover on as it would prevent powder from flying everywhere.

 

Thanks in advance.

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The powder does fly all over the place without the cover.     :(

 

No reason to keep it off - just keep it on and measure powder charge with it on.

 

BUT, I cannot imagine it would affect your powder charge - I may be wrong, but don't see why it would.

 

I'm guessing that the .2 - .3 increases you're seeing are nothing more than random fluctuations from

charge to charge, or the hopper settling down after a change in powder volume.

 

BUT, you know what free advice is worth    :) 

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Without the cover on you are measuring the air pressure as well as what is on the scale.

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On 7/14/2019 at 5:29 AM, xrayfk05 said:

Without the cover on you are measuring the air pressure as well as what is on the scale.

 

I vaguely remember reading that. Probably when I got my scale. I'll look back at the manual to confirm. Thanks for the tip. I'll keep the the cover on moving forward.

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Any fan or ventilation is the room? The cover is to let you get a good reading without the effects of air moving over the pan. Use the shield at all times, including setting zero and calibration.

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