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Lyman Gen 5 Digital Powder System 115/230V
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I wanted to buy this when Lyman had the old DPS III. By the time I figure I would purchase this, they came out with this Gen 5. Optic Planet was a...
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Excellent Tool

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on September 20, 2013
This is a well designed machine, it cut my reloading time by at least half, especially when you load large number of ammo. Here is what I do, I set it on auto-recharging, load one case, put the pan back on the scale, then seats the bullets. when I finish, the next charge of powder is just about ready. Very convenient and useful tool.
Pros: easy to setup and use, fast and accurate ...
Would recommend: Yes
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Very nice instrument

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, CA Written on July 17, 2013
The Lyman gen. 5 comes as advertised. I currently reload rifle and handgun using a single stage system. The lyman gen.5 was easy to set up, looks and appears sturdy (made mostly of plactic) and was fun to use. Cut my powder -bullet seat time in half easy. A bit on the pricey side but very happy with unit overall. Only downside is the removal of powder from the reservoir when finished with project. Follow instructions exactly on this to avoid the mixing powders. I would recommend this product.
Pros: Accurate, fast, nicely build
Cons: Clean up...
Would recommend: Yes
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Better then expected...

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on April 15, 2013
I wanted to buy this when Lyman had the old DPS III. By the time I figure I would purchase this, they came out with this Gen 5.

Optic Planet was about the only one who had any left and going quickly. "I like how you can check how many are in stock here"

I got this pretty fast, packaged nice and safe. Instructions very easy to follow but make sure you do read them.

Keep in mind, the 3 minute warm up is necessary although you can disable it, its recommended you use it. You will have a count down timer actually, and beeper which you can change setting/loudness or even off. Also, when you turn off, make sure you always unplug it. If you dont and later turn back on it will not go through the 3 minute warm up and just go directly into mode for use.

Calibration is simple and good, also recommended you do before use, which may as well, your weight is right there.

This is not a con, but I will like to say I kind of wish the powder reservoir "tube" could be connected to the back when not in use. Or at least dust cover fits over top of it. Comes with a dust cover which you need to disassemble the reservoir for it to fit. So when you store it with the dust cover the powder tube kind of goes homeless so to speak.

Power adapter is even stored in a side compartment which is nice so you dont lose it while storing.

But I will say this about the powder tube reservoir, the old DPS III had a taller but more narrow one which seemed like it could be easily tipped if not caref...
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