That's a good question. IF the scale is in fact measuring "grains" and not"grams", the scale should be considered. Another thought that comes to mind, is a scale not specifically designed for the purpose at hand, going to meet your needs? If from your research into the scales capabilities, you find it does in fact measure in "grains", has some quality to it, and the price is right, than that should help you in your decision making. It is difficult for me to tell you what you should or should not buy, as the final decision is up to you. Everyone has an opinion, and we know what opinions are like. <grin>ok, does it have to be a scale thats from a reloading manufacturer?? or can it be a scale that has a 1/10 grain measuring feature? I see them on ebay all the time.