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Lyman 1200 DPS III


bleeps at the end of the warm-up period. The display invites you to calibrate the scale which, following the instructions, is a 5 second job. Although memory options are available to store favourite recipes, I never used these, as it is so simple to just type in XX.X and `Enter` to begin dispensing on the large finger-friendly keypad. The actual trickling speed (revolutions per minute) can be altered electronically.


Electronic Powder Measure by Chris Parkin


adapt it to specific powder types, kernel sizes and their trickling characteristics, reducing the number of kernels dropped per revolution and increasing precision.


1200grain scale capacity, not needed for powder but proved accurate Bouncing Kernels


The first slightly annoying attribute of the Lyman is that until a few kernels settle in the pan, they will bounce out of it and onto your workbench, adding to the resulting clean-up time. You are warned to use the brush here, not blow on it! After the first couple of grains settle, bouncing stops and the screen clearly displays the increasing weight and as it nears the programmed level, the revolving trickler assembly slows down. A nice feature of the Lyman is that a small plastic reduction baffle is included that can be screwed into the end of the trickle tube to help


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When the scale has reached the requested charge- weight and stabilised, a `beep` is heard (the volume of which can be altered), time to pick up the pan and pour it into your case via the usual funnel - job done.


So where do the quirks appear?


After running 2-3 charges, I began to test-weigh every one of a ten charge cycle on my standard and previously reliable RCBS 5-0-5 scale. The charge- weights agreed perfectly and no more than 0.1gr variation was displayed, so a pass here and to be


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