August 1998

RCBS PowderMaster An Accurate Electronic Powder Dispenser

The PowderMaster is more expensive than other powder dispensers, but it is easy to use and accurate with all types of powder.

A few years ago (December 1995 issue), we tested a Lyman Autoscale electronic powder dispenser and it didn’t work very well. The loads were always overweight; dangerously overweight some times. We think the problem was caused by the inertia of the beam balance scale, which was built into the dispenser.

The subject of this test is the RCBS PowderMaster, and it’s a winner. This electronic powder dispenser probably dispenses loads more accurately than you can weigh by hand. There’s no inertia problem because it uses an electronic scale. But the PowderMaster’s price is a little high—$214 plus the cost of the scale—and its speed is a little slow, compared to a volumetric powder measure. That’...

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