Today I went to the post office to get our mail, and lo and behold, a box with familiar blue writing on it…Berry’s Manufacturing. Always a good thing! Let’s get home to Czech it out!
Popped open the box to find this nice black case inside.
Nice! And inside?
Neat! The new Berry’s scale, my first ever electronic scale. Sorry, old balance beam…you're history!
Let’s get this puppy set up! Read the directions first. Now here’s what I like to see. Two pages. Not 30 with 29 pages of disclaimers and warnings, plus having to wade past the Swahili and French versions to get to English! Very easy to read and use instruction, too. But let me show why they are almost superfluous!
Turn it on, and it shows this,
Hit CAL, (calibrate, not California – if I’d been magically transported to LA I would have been MAD!), and put on the big 100gram weight. Note the reading - it's inscribed on the top of the weight so you can't forget.
Now it’s zeroed, and put the pan on, hit TARE, and voila!
Yes, Virginia, it IS that easy!
Let’s get rockin’ – I seem to have some 7.62x39mm brass I JUST finished prepping. Since these are going to be used in the vz-58, we’ll be using some generic brand SP bullets, instead of the nice accurate Berry’s 125 grain plated. Saving those for the CZ 527M.
Ok, here we go,
First ever throw of powder on this baby,
Not too bad, a few adjustments, and happy days, right on target!
Start charging cases! In “case” my technique looks odd, that’s the way I was taught to do it with the drop tube…
Every ten charges thrown, I recheck throw weight. The tare weight never moved, and the readings were quick and accurate. I am told it will hold an accurate reading up to a 15 degree angle, didn't get to try that yet. I can say this is something I am going to use often, incredibly easy to use, even a knuckle dragging caveman can do it!
Ya know, like me! 8) ;D
BTW for those who noticed the 8 pound jug of Accurate Arms #7 behind where the 1 pound jug AA# 1680 jug is, yes, I have two different powders on the table. I never use the 8 pound jugs to fill anything but 1 pound jugs, easier, so I would never fill the powder measure from there, non issue. That wooden cabinet is the powder magazine - and it's full.