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American Handgunner Nov/Dec 2010 - Page 104
GUNNYSACK MTM MINI-SCALE O Roy Huntington kay, if you don’t have something like this, you’re missing some great fun, not to mention it’s pretty darn handy. I used an ancient balancebeam scale for reloading for years, but this miniature scale technology stopped me in my tracks. MTM’s Mini Digital Reloading Scale is so easy to use even a magazine editor can manage it. Push the “on” button, hit the “tare” button to zero things, choose the mode (ounces, grams, etc.) and then weigh in. It’s most often on my desk, and I use it to verify bullet weights before and after being shot, how much shooting accessories might weigh, how much an arrow weighs and a zillion other things. I now know my glasses weigh .795 ounces, my favorite pen .328 ounces, Minox’s new tiny flashlight weighs in at 2.547 ounces, a dead lizard I found outside weighs .385 ounces and the bagel I ate this morning while I typed this weighed in at 1,242 grains (a magnum bagel?). You just never know when you’re going to need to know this sort of stuff. MTM makes two versions, one going up to 750 grains and one handling 1,250 grains. So it looks like I almost maxed mine with my magnum bagel. The display is easy to see for we semi-old guys and is back-lit with a pretty blue light. The sensor platform is stainless steel, and it comes with a powder pan, a test weight (to check if it’s telling you the truth) and a flat, clear plastic pan for holding stuff like dead lizards when you need to weigh ’em. It comes in a storage case that holds all the goodies. All that fun for only $30 or so is a hell of a deal. I promise if you don’t use one now, get one and it will make your reloading chores fun again. Not to mention you can weigh dead frogs, that mysterious glop of stuff on your boot, mustache hairs and other important stuff. For more info: www.americanhandgunner.com/productindex 104 WWW.AMERICANHANDGUNNER.COM • NOVEMBER/DECEMBER2010