TFB Armorer’s Bench: Closer Look – Frankford Arsenal DS 750 Scale

    DS 750

    Welcome everyone to the TFB Armorer’s Bench! As mentioned in the little blurb, this series will focus on a lot of home armorer and gunsmith activities. In this article sponsored by WheelerTiptonCaldwell, and Frankford Arsenal, I decided to take a closer look at the Frankford Arsenal DS 750 Scale. It is wintertime and people tend to slow down and do some reloading so since it is approaching negative 18 outside here in MN, I wanted to look at one of Frankford Arsenal’s Scales rather than freeze solid in my little workshop. Let’s dive right into the Frankford Arsenal DS 750 Scale!

    TFB Armorer’s Bench: Closer Look – Frankford Arsenal DS 750 Scale

    Welcome to our recurring series of Armorer’s Bench which is made possible and brought to you by WheelerTiptonCaldwell, and Frankford Arsenal who are our sponsors. Here, we at TFB hope to inform, entertain, and even inspire any would-be gunsmith or armorer out there. Ideally, with the information I provide and with the help of our sponsors, you can have some useful knowledge pertaining to the conservation and improvement of firearms technology while at the same time sharing experiences and teaching each other new tips and tricks along the way in the comments. Digging deep into what it is to be an armorer or gunsmith has significance but what is important is what those people do to show they’ve earned that title. I am happy to share my experiences and knowledge and hope it is informative!

    Make your personal safety a priority:

    1. Practice proper gun safety. Always make sure before the firearm hits your bench that it is unloaded and safe to be handled.
    2. Wear the proper safety equipment. The main one would be safety glasses (decent ones) since parts are often under spring tension and you may work with high RPM tools. Other honorable mentions would be latex gloves or a respirator when working with potentially harmful solvents and oils. Also hearing protection when working with loud machinery or test-firing firearms.
    3. Modifications, alterations, and customizations will void your firearm’s warranty 9.5 times out of 10. Please take that into consideration before attempting any at-home gunsmithing.
    4. If you are unsure about proper safety practices, disassembly procedures, or warranty standards, stop, put down the tools, and consult a competent gunsmith.

    Brief Overview: Frankford Arsenal DS 750 Scale

    The Frankford Arsenal DS 750 Scale is a budget-friendly scale that comes in the typical Frankford Arsenal clamshell packaging. It comes with the scale, powder pan, 50-gram calibration weight, manual, and soft case for the lot of it. The scale is called the DS 750 because its maximum accurate reading capacity is 750 grains or 50 grams. This scale has a grain/gram accuracy of 0.1 grain (0.01 gram).

    DS 750

    The scale itself is smaller than the average smartphone. It utilizes a plastic flip-over cover that protects the screen from scratches as well as other forms of wear and dust accumulation. Four buttons are present on the scale. You have PCS (counts how many measurements taken), TARE (sets weight to 0.0), UNITS (changes weight measurement), LIGHT (turns the backlight on or off), and ON/OFF.

    DS 750

    I personally bought this scale years ago and it has been very useful and hasn’t really presented much as far as quirks. The scale reads accurately but it is good to let your measured weight sit for a good 10-20 seconds to see if the weight fluctuates beyond comfort (usually, it does not). I have since upgraded to the next step up from this scale so it has not been utilized in quite a while but I do not remember having any complaints.

    Specifications and Highlights: Frankford Arsenal DS 750 Scale

    The MSRP of the Frankford Arsenal DS 750 Scale is $44.99. For the beginner reloader or for an enthusiast on a budget, this scale really is probably one of the best in its category of the price range. I have heard next to no complaint when others have used it only that they hope to upgrade to something that can handle more weight or have better precision. Remember that there is nothing wrong with double-checking your powder charges with another scale if you have one on hand just to get an idea of consistency.

    The Frankford Arsenal® DS-750 delivers extreme accuracy for precise measurement of powder, bullets, cases or loaded rounds. Simple controls allow for easy changes of units and calibration. Powder pan, carry bag and calibration weight included.

    • 750 GRAIN (50 GRAM) CAPACITY, 0.1 GRAIN (0.01 GRAM) ACCURACY
    • LCD DISPLAY WITH BLUE BACKLIGHT
    • INTEGRATED PROTECTIVE COVER
    • AUTO CALIBRATION
    • MEASURES IN: GRAIN, GRAMS, OUNCES AND CARATS

    Closing Thoughts: Frankford Arsenal DS 750 Scale

    All in all, this is a decent scale for the money and one that has lasted me years in my little shop while exposed to 100 plus summer heat and freezing well below zero. I have not noticed any fluctuation or variation. It does its job and it is very simple to use. In my opinion, it is a great option for someone just starting out reloading.

    DS 750

    As always, thank you for reading TFB! Be safe out there, have fun while shooting, and we will see you next time for the TFB Armorer’s Bench brought to you by WheelerTiptonCaldwell, and Frankford Arsenal! Also, let us know what you think in the comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.

    Caldwell Pro Range Glasses, Clear

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    The Caldwell® Pro Range Glasses feature a stylish wrap-around design and are a great choice for all shooters. They feature an adjustable nose piece and temples for all day comfort. The scratch resistant lens meets ANSI Z87.1 standards and offers 99.9% UV protection.

    Frankford Arsenal DS 750 Scale 

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    Frankford Arsenal DS 750 Digital Scale

    The Frankford Arsenal® DS-750 delivers extreme accuracy for precise measurement of powder, bullets, cases or loaded rounds. Simple controls allow for easy changes of units and calibration. Powder pan, carry bag and calibration weight included.

    Wheeler Universal Bench Block

    https://www.wheelertools.com/gunsmithing-tools/vises-clamps-and-blocks/universal-bench-block/672215.html#start=1

    Bench Block

    Made of non-marring urethane, the Universal Pistol Bench Block is perfect for use on M1911 pistols as well as other firearms such as 10/22s.

    Frankford Arsenal Stainless Steel Dial Caliper

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    Reloading ammunition requires attention to many critical cartridge dimensions, including case length, neck and base diameters, overall length, primer pocket depth, etc. Verifying these dimensions is quick and convenient with the Frankford Arsenal® Stainless Steel Calipers. These calipers are accurate to within .001″. The calipers allow you to measure inside and outside diameters, plus depths. You will find them useful for many measuring tasks on and off the reloading bench. Packaged in a convenient and protective case.

     

    Wheeler AR Maintenance Mat

    https://www.wheelertools.com/gunsmithing-tools/refinishing-equipment/ar-maintenance-mat/156824.html#start=1

    Polishing Hammer

    The Wheeler Delta Series AR-15 Maintenance Mat is perfect for any AR-15 owner. It features a screen printed expanded view of an AR-15 Carbine to easily identify the parts of your rifle. The Mat is made of a dark gray non-marring padded neoprene material with a durable non-skid rubber backing to protect firearm finishes while helping to keep track of small parts. Excess oils and solvents are absorbed into the mat, keeping the surface clean and dry. Each mat is machine or hand washable with mild detergent and water, and can be rolled up to easily fit in your range bag.

    Tipton POWER SWABS – PISTOL CLEANING KIT, 500 COUNT

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    light primer strikes

     

    Tipton’s new Power Swabs are an essential part of your cleaning kit. They’re disposable, fast, and easy to use, plus they provide no-mess cleaning with all your favorite solvents and oils. They also fit lands and grooves better than a patch for maximum cleaning.

    Sam.S

    Writer | TheFirearmBlog
    Writer | AllOutdoor.com

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    Old soul, certified gunsmith, published author, avid firearm history learner, and appreciator of old and unique guns.


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