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The FX200i from AND Weighing offers 220g with one milligram readability. The those gun and ammo reloaders you get 3395 grains and the balance increments in 0.02 grain intervals. Unlike those low cost strain gauge scales the FX-200i has a magnetic force restoration weigh cell so your reading won't creep and drift all over the place.

If you are a competition benchrest shooter and shooting over 400 yards the FX-200i is NOT what you want to buy since you will be ± 1 or 2 kernels of powder. You either want a Prometheus powder measure or the Sartorius Entris64-1S.

A single kernel of Varget weighs ± 0.02 grains and the FX-200i increments in 0.02 grain divisions (0.02 gn > 0.04 gn > 0.06 gn, etc) and the linearity (or accuracy) is ± two(2) divisions or ± 0.04 grains. When shooting .308 ammo, on average, a single kernel of Varget roughly changes the velocity by 1.3 fps. So just a few kernels of variation can easily double the extreme spread in velocity. Out to 500+- yards it does not seem to make much difference, but beyond that and things can get ugly fast. Buying the right balance is just another tool to put more bullets closer to the desired point of impact.

It's all a matter of perspective and at what level one wishes to perform. Buy the FX-120i and it is a good weighing device but it is doubtful you are not going to win shooting competitions. Any way one looks at it, serious long-range shooting is not cheap. In their world, it often comes down to one point or even one "X" between winning or not.

Remember the motto -- buy once cry once -- If you stray from this motto it will bit you.


Tired of seeing the numbers on the scale display constantly climb up and down when they are not even adding anything to the weighing pan? Many call with issues regarding scales they purchased under $200 from RCBS, Dillion, Hornady, etc. Others thought since they purchased a digital scale over $200 like the Acculab VIC-123, A&D EJ123, Adam HCB123, Denver MXX-123 MyWeigh Gempro250, or Sartorius AY123 these scales would deliver stable weight readings as one trickles powder on the weighing platform and still the weighing results are unacceptable for the reloader.

On some of the ammo forums there are people saying if you use power conditioner/uninterruptable power supply (UPS) with these low cost scales it will fix the problems. Sure a uninterruptable power supply is nice to use with any piece of electronic equipment to prevent surges, brown outs, spikes, harmonics, radio frequency noise, but the poor weighing performance is caused by the digital scale's weigh sensor.

Others want to get real technical and decide to attach a ferrite chokes around the power cord to eliminate some RF noise and harmonics they claim affect the load cell. Again the problem is the weigh sensor which is a loadcell that has strain gauges bonded to the beam. Strain gauges work fine for bathroom scale, kitchen scales, general purpose digital scales up to 20,000 divisions. To determine the amount of division a scale has you simply divide the weighing capacity by the readability. So the VIC123 was 120 grams weighing capacity and readability was 0.001 grams. Thus 120g / 0.001g weighs 120,000 divisions. This is impossible to get from a strain gauge. The only way to get good weighing results is your weighing instrument should be a force motor also called a "electromagnetic force restoration weighing balance" or MFR - magnetic force restoration weighing balance.

A video is worth a thousand words so watch our videos so you know what to expect in a strain gauge loadcell vs electromagnetic force restoration and our other video magnetic force restoration balance verses strain gauge digital scale. If all you can afford is a strain gauge our best advice is to always have you scale powered up for at least 30-45 minutes to allow the electronics to stabilize.

A&D has build an amazing low cost magnetic force restoration balance that performs lightening fast using their Super Hybrid Sensor technology. This patented weigh cell provides quick stabilization speed with accurate weighing result in 1 second resulting in better productivity. The compact size and small footprint is something no other competitor brand can offer.

The vacuum fluorescent display enables easy-to-read weighing results even in poor lighting conditions.

An optional FXi-11 large breeze is available if you are weighing in an environment that is less than ideal to prevent air currents from causing the balance pan from moving, which results in fluctuating readings. By protecting the balance weighing platform with a draft shield a stable constant mass reading can be observed. This shatterproof breeze break has an antistatic coating and can be opened from the right and left side and also through the top.

Haven't heard of A&D Weighing? They are the third largest manufacturer of laboratory balances and scales in the world. Corporate headquarters are based in Japan but US offices in California and Georgia. All FX-i balances are backed with a 5 years manufacturer warranty making it the longest manufacturer warranty in the industry for a high quality lab balance.

See the full line of FX-i balances at the bottom of this web page or click here.

A&D Weighing FX-200i Ammo Reloading Scale

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Brand Model Capacity Readability
A&D Weighing FX-200i Ammo Reloading Scale 220 g 0.001 g
Modes
Add. Features
  • Carats
  • Grains
  • Pounds
  • Ounces
  • Pennyweight
  • Grams
  • Troy Ounces
  • Parts Counting
  • RS-232c
Comparable Scales

My Weigh Gempro250 diamond scale - $169.90

Sartorius MSA323S-100-DE milligram balance - $5535.00

Ohaus AX423/E Milligram Balance - $1530.00

Other Brands EPB-303 Affordable Milligram Scale - $319.88

Sartorius Entris323i-1S Internal Cal Balance - $1335.70

Sartorius MSE323S-100-DE milligram balance - $3982.50

A&D Weighing GF-200 Mg Balance - $1070.00

Sartorius ENTRIS323-1S chemical weighing - $899.10

A&D Weighing FX-300i milligram balance - $699.99

Ohaus EX224 analytical balance - $3480.75

Sartorius Practum 213-1S milligram balance - $1014.60

Scientech Jewelry Scale ZSE250 - $1462.00

Other Brands 200g cylindrical mass with NVLAP - $181.00

A&D Weighing FX-120i reloading scales - $659.99

Scientech ZSP400NJ Milligram Scale - $1544.00

Other Brands EPB-203 Milligram Science Scale - $299.88

Sartorius Secura 213-1S milligram - $1925.25

Sartorius Quintix 213-1S milligram scale - $1649.00

Ohaus Pioneer PA323 Milligram Balance - $1003.00

A&D Weighing FX700CT Milligram Balance - $999.97
MSRP: $1060.00
YOU PAY $679.99
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weigh millgrams
A&D Precision Weighing Balance Model FX-200i
5 year limited manufacturer warranty
PWB Price $679.99
Before you make your final selection be sure to see the new Sartorius ENTRIS323-1S or ENTRIS423-1S. The FX-200i uses a Super Hybrid Sensor which combines magnetic force restoration and single-point parallelogram load sensing technologies. The Sartorius Entris323-1S uses a monolithic magnetic force restoration for even more accurate & stable weighing results. The Sartorius Entris323-1S is made in Germany & has a glass draftshield while the FX-200i is made in South Korea and has a plastic draftshield.
Shipping & Handling $27.50
Capacity x Resolution (grams) 220 x 0.001 g
Capacity x Resolution (ounces) 7.76 x 0.00005 oz
Capacity x Resolution (pounds) 0.485 x 0.000005 lb
Capacity x Resolution (pound:ounce) 0 lb, 7.76 oz x 0.01 oz
Capacity x Resolution (troy ounces) 7.07 x 0.00005 ozt
Capacity x Resolution (carats) 1100 x 0.005 ct
Capacity x Resolution (pennyweight) 141.7 x 0.001 dwt
Capacity x Resolution (grains) 3395 x 0.02 GN
Counting Mode
Min. Unit Mass
0.001 grams
Counting Mode
# of Samples
5, 10, 25, 50 or 100 pieces
Percent Mode
Min. 100% Ref. Mass
0.100 grams
Percent Mode
Min. 100% Display
0.01%, 0.1%, 1%
(depends on the
reference mass stored)
Repeatability (Std. Deviation) 0.001 grams
Linearity 0.002 grams
Stabilization Time
(typically set at FAST)
Approximately 1 second
Sensitivity Drift
(10C to 30C)
2 ppm / C
Sensing Method Compact Super Hybrid Sensor (SHS)
Breeze Break Small Breeze Break 3.4" high (Included)
Operating Temperature 5C to 40C (41F to 104F),
85% RH or less (No condensation)
Display Type Vacuum Fluorescent Display (VFD)
Display Refresh Rate 5 times / second, 10 times / second
or 20 times / second
Std. Serial Interface RS-232C Interface
Weighing Pan (diameter) 5.1" / 130 mm
External Calibration
(Not included)
200 grams
100 grams
AC Adaptor 120V AC Adapter Included.  This balance runs on AC Adapter only, will NOT run on standard off the shelf alkaline batteries.
Power Consumption Approximately 11 VA
(supplied to the AC Adaptor)
External Dimensions
WxDxH
7.6" x 10.3" x 3.3"
193 mm x 262.5 mm x 84.5 mm
Net Weight Approximately 6 lbs
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If you were told to buy a Legal for Trade, Class 2 balance and the model is FX-200i - then someone told you the WRONG INFORMATION. You need to buy the FX-200iN HERE. So what is the difference and why is there so much confusion? Hopefully this youtube video above will clear those issues up do you don't purchase the wrong balance and you keep your Weights & Measures Inspector happy.
 

 
If you own one of those RCBS or Ohaus 10-10 mechanical beam scales they only weighed to 0.1 grains so they weren't really that accurate for ammo relaoders that wants to reload bullets with the same amount of powder. These mechanical scales are almost from the dinosaur ages.

Then came those low cost cheap digital scales where the scale's display changes even when you aren't even adding powder to the weighing platform since the weigh sensor was a cheap stain gauge. If you don't understand then watch this video HERE demonstrating a magnetic force restoration balance verses strain gauge scale.

The video above shows the Sartorius Entris313-1S milligram balance that weighs to 0.02 grains (5x greater readability than the 10-10, 02gn x 5 = 0.1gn). The Entris313-1S is a big step up from other mechanical beam scales and it isn't a strain gauge scales like the Acculab VIC123, Sartorius AY123, Denver MXX123, but as this video shows if you want to weigh to 1 kernel of powder you need greater accuracy than a milligram. Since a kernel of powder weighs between 0.020 - 0.030 grains you'll need an analytical balance like the Sartorius Entris64-1S or AND HR100a.

In the video above we use the Omega 2-Speed Powder Trickler to dispense one kernel of powder at a time. The A&D FX-200i offers similar weighing performance to the Entris323-1S, so you will only be able to get your bullet powder charges to ± 2 or 3 kernels at best. If you are a competitive benchrest that needs to reload ammo to the kernel of powder then watch this video and buy an analytical balance.
 

Just because a balance like the FX-200i offers readability to 0.02 grain divisions/graduations does not mean it is accurate to ± 0.02 grain. Readability is just what the balance's displays resolution. One needs to dig into the manufacturer's specification and look for the word "linearity" which is the accuracy of the balance. Depending on the manufacturer the linearity is ± 2d, 3d or some low cost Chinese made balances it could be 4d or 5d. The FX-120i linearity is stated as ± 2 divisions. The FX-200i increments in 0.02 grain divisions so the linearity is ± 0.04 grains. These manufacturer specs are performed by the manufacturer and done in controlled environments (temperature & humidity controlled, no static electricity issues, no radio frequency interference, perfectly stable air so there are no drafts). You have to have faith the manufacturer is honest in their testing and we have seen over and over again the no name brands stated specs do not correspond to the performance of the balance. Since testing is done in ideal environments you really can't expect the same performance and let's just say if the manufacturer states ± 2d with your environment you'll get ± 4d.

A kernel of Hodgon H4350 weighs between 0.020 - 0.030 grains per kernel. Each kernel weight varies. In the video above we use the Sartorius Entris64-1S and I like to say when you have your balance level, balance warmed up for at least 30 minutes, in a stable environment realistically you'll expect to have accuracy to 0.008 grains (0.002gn x 4d = +/-0.008gn). Now if you purchased a milligram balance like the FX-200i the readability and linearity would be 10 times less of an analytical balance so the best performance you could expect is 0.08 grains. If a kernel weighs between 0.020 - 0.030 grains per kernel there is no way a milligram balance can deliver the consistent weighing results the competition benchrest shooting is looking for which is knowing each round of ammunition has the same amount of powder. Having ammo with an extra kernel or short a kernel will result in the bullet being high or low of the target's bullseye.

The RCBS10-10 mechanical beam scale finest graduation is 0.1 grains. The large poise increments in 10 grain divisions, the cylindrical micrometer poise has graduation to 0.1 grains and uses a gauge that increments in 1 grain divisions. One 360 degree rotation of the micrometer poise yield 1 grain.

If we say the average weight of a kernel of H4350 is 0.025 grains then 4 kernels weigh 0.1 grains, which is the best readability the RCBS 10-10 offers. It is not the accuracy since you are moving parts, friction points and the agate bearing the fulcrum pivots on wears. We'll use the Omega 2 Speed Powder Trickler from Dandy Products and we'll dispense one kernel at a time to see how many kernels it takes to move the beam of the 10-10.

For many years those competition shooters wanting to weigh powder to the kernel purchased the Sartorius GD503. Once the GD503 were sold out Precision Weighing balances alternative to the GD503 was the AND HR100a and finally in May of 2014 Sartorius re-entered the market with an affordable analytical balance called the Entris Series. The Entris64-1S weighs up to 926 grains & increments in 0.002 grain divisions.

We show in the video above how the Entris64-1S can weigh to the kernel using the Omega 2 Speed Powder Trickler from Dandy Products available at www.omegapowdertrickler.com
 
 
In the youtube video above we offer an overview of the AND Weighing FX-300iN discussing the sprint bubble and how important it is to level the balance, the 6 tactile keypads and the functions of these keys. Watch how to change the weigh modes and how simple it is to go from grams to ounce to grains. See the spill guard / plastic cover, the two(2) adjustable feet, RS232 serial interface, weigh below port and many other features that are available with most of the FXi/FZi Series.
 
 
In the youtube video above we show you the FXi-10 small breeze break and the FXi-11 large breeze break. The draft shield prevents air currents from causing the weighing pan disturbances, which results in fluctuating unstable readings. By protecting the balance's weighing platform with a draftshield a constant weight reading can be observed.

The FXi-10 small breeze break comes standard with the FX/FZi milligram balances(0.001 gram) and can be upgraded by purchasing the optional FXi-11 large breeze break. The FX/FZi precision balances (those that increment in 0.01 gram divisions) do not come with any windshield, but can be purchased with either optional accessory FXi-10 small breeze break or FXi-11 large breeze break.
 
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The new A&D FX/i series precision balances come in several weighing capacities to accommodate your specific weighing needs.  Choose between 0.01 gram or 0.001 gram increments.  New FXi Precision scales with milligram resolutions include a small breeze break for precise weighing.  Get accurate weighing results with the latest precision scale from A&D!

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Additional Precision Balance Features:
  • Compact SHS (Super Hybrid Sensor) 1 Second Stabilization
  • Multiple Weighing Units
    (g, oz, lb, lb-oz, ozt, ct, mom, dwt, GN, tl, tol, mes, pcs, % and MLT)
  • SCF-Statistical Calculation Function
  • Quick USB Interface (FXi-02)
  • Standard RS-232C Interface
  • Comparator Function
  • Digital Calibration Function
  • LAN-Ethernet Interface (FXi-08) with WINCT-Plus Software
  • 5 Year Warranty
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Options (S&H additional for accessories)

Universal Specific Gravity Kit $139.95
Quick USB interface (FXi-02), Uni-directional $87.00
Ethernet Interface with WinCT-Plus Software $480.00
USB to 9 pin RS-232 Converter $53.00
Built-in Rechargeable Battery $320.00
Large Breeze Break 7.9 inches high $130.00
Protective In-Use Cover (each) $17.00
AD-8121B Multi-Function Printer $850.00
Calibration Set Mass Set Weights Cal Mass


200g ASTM Class 2 (± 1.0 mg) with NO Cert $80.00
200g ASTM Class 1 (± 0.50 mg) with NO Cert $151.00
200g ASTM Class 1 (± 0.50mg) with NVLAP Cert $235.00
100g ASTM Class 2 (± 0.50 mg) with NO Cert $68.00
100g ASTM Class 1 (± 0.25 mg) with NO Cert $92.00
100g ASTM Class 1 (± 0.25 mg) with NVLAP Cert $139.00
1g-200g 10 piece Class 1 Mass Set with NVLAP Cert $1112.00
9 pc. Weight Set (100 g - 1 g) Class 1 with NVLAP $1042.00
1mg-100g 21 Piece Class 1 Weight Set with NVLAP Cert $1955.00
Cal-Paks 200g, 20g, 200mg Class 1 with NVLAP $355.00
Cal-Paks 200g, 20g, 2g Class 1 with NVLAP $372.00

Note: See our complete line of certified weights and weight sets here.

milligram accuracy
FX-120i, FX-200i, FX300i models come standard with small draft guard.
The other FX-i precision models offer a breeze break sold separately.

Select from 34 Precision Balances to meet your specific weighing needs.
Model Cap x Read IP65 Legal For
Trade
Breeze
Break
Pan
Size
Price
FX-120iN 122 x 0.001 g NO YES included 5.1" $757.50
FX-200iN 220 x 0.001 g NO YES included 5.1" $791.25
FX-300iN 320 x 0.001 g NO YES included 5.1" $813.75
FX-1200iN 1220 x 0.01 g NO YES optional 5.9" $761.25
FX-2000iN 2200 x 0.01 g NO YES optional 5.9" $791.25
FX-3000iN 3200 x 0.01 g NO YES optional 5.9" $810.00

Model Cap x Read IP65 Legal For
Trade
Breeze
Break
Pan
Size
Price
FX-120i 122 x 0.001 g NO NO included 5.1" $659.99
FX-200i 220 x 0.001 g NO NO included 5.1" $679.99
FX-300i 320 x 0.001 g NO NO included 5.1" $699.99
FX-500i 520 x 0.001 g NO NO included 5.1" $909.99
FX-1200i 1220 x 0.01 g NO NO optional 5.9" $659.99
FX-2000i 2200 x 0.01 g NO NO optional 5.9" $679.99
FX-3000i 3200 x 0.01 g NO NO optional 5.9" $699.99
FX-5000i 5200 x 0.01 g NO NO optional 5.9" $909.99

Model Cap x Read IP65 Legal For
Trade
Breeze
Break
Pan
Size
Price
FX-120iWP 122 x 0.001 g YES NO included 5.1" $991.86
FX-200iWP 220 x 0.001 g YES NO included 5.1" $1029.71
FX-300iWP 320 x 0.001 g YES NO included 5.1" $1109.21
FX-1200iWP 1220 x 0.01 g YES NO optional 5.9" $991.86
FX-2000iWP 2200 x 0.01 g YES NO optional 5.9" $1029.71
FX-3000iWP 3200 x 0.01 g YES NO optional 5.9" $1109.21

Model Cap x Read IP65 Legal For
Trade
Breeze
Break
Pan
Size
Price
FZ-120i 122 x 0.001 g NO NO included 5.1" $1058.75
FZ-200i 220 x 0.001 g NO NO included 5.1" $1092.00
FZ-300i 320 x 0.001 g NO NO included 5.1" $1114.75
FZ-500i 520 x 0.001 g NO NO included 5.1" $1299.75
FZ-1200i 1220 x 0.01 g NO NO optional 5.9" $1059.00
FZ-2000i 2200 x 0.01 g NO NO optional 5.9" $1090.75
FZ-3000i 3200 x 0.01 g NO NO optional 5.9" $1114.75
FZ-5000i 5200 x 0.01 g NO NO optional 5.9" $1299.75

Model Cap x Read IP65 Legal For
Trade
Breeze
Break
Pan
Size
Price
FZ-120iWP 122 x 0.001 g YES NO included 5.1" $1378.50
FZ-200iWP 220 x 0.001 g YES NO included 5.1" $1410.25
FZ-300iWP 320 x 0.001 g YES NO included 5.1" $1434.25
FZ-1200iWP 1220 x 0.01 g YES NO optional 5.9" $1378.50
FZ-2000iWP 2200 x 0.01 g YES NO optional 5.9" $1410.25
FZ-3000iWP 3200 x 0.01 g YES NO optional 5.9" $1434.25

 
In the video above we offer an overview of the components of the Entris milligram balance and how to assemble. Calibration is simple using an optional external calibration mass. We demonstrate the fast response time, repeatable weighing results and features like the leveling bubble, adjustable feet, RS-232 interface and more.
 
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