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Bass Pro has one negative customer review and Amazon has two reviews, both positive, and Tackle Warehouse has a negative review. Obviously a mixed bag.

You can Google econoscale review.

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Cheap for a reason , most get what they pay for , believe me I had to learn this the hard way. Good luck on your decision. B)

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I got the cheapo berkley gripper and the bogagrip 315. Readability/Visibility of the scale is bad on both. If you are looking for a cheapo gripper look for something with auto lock mechanism.

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Mine work fine as as intended. Brought for toothy critters mainly.

The scale is in 1/2 pound increase.So you don't really know the exact weight in oz.But you can get a close enough weight if you are not picky.

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I have one for saltwater. as a gripper it serves it's purpose, as a scale it is garbage. in freshwater I don't use a gripper, just lip them or net them. I use a rapala dig scale for weighing purposes.

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The toothy critters is the main focal point, I'm looking at musky in the 4-5ft length and I want to be prepared with a grip that works

So the scale isn't too bright, I'd like to try out one in the store if that's the case, the readings should be easier to fix with some dykem or a good ole sharpie

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I have one for saltwater. as a gripper it serves it's purpose, as a scale it is garbage. in freshwater I don't use a gripper, just lip them or net them. I use a rapala dig scale for weighing purposes.

I've heard the Rapala and Berkeley digi scales both being negative as well in reviews, more of a 50/50 with them working. What I don't like about them is the hook to hold the fish isn't big enough

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You can get you a Certified Spring scale for about 30-40 bucks if you look around. I use one that is IGFA cert. its a 50LB spring scale that is calibrated and like I said IGFA Cert. I paid about 75 bucks for it.. BPS has one or used to have it atleast for about 30 bucks for a 15LB scale and 40 for a 30lb scale. look for it and read and it will say its a IGFA Cert scale. I know its not a gripper but if you want to know the true weights of your fish thats the way to go and a Spring scale will ALWAYS be more accurate then a Digi scale.

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You can get bogagrips that are IGFA certified. It's usually $20 more from the non-certified.

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The toothy critters is the main focal point, I'm looking at musky in the 4-5ft length and I want to be prepared with a grip that works

So the scale isn't too bright, I'd like to try out one in the store if that's the case, the readings should be easier to fix with some dykem or a good ole sharpie

I have the Rapala version that is IGFA certified as well and I'm very happy with it. I bought mine for the same reasons as you, for those toothy critters. One thing that concerns me with the one you're asking about is that it looks to me that it does not have a bearing on the grip section. Reason I bring this up is my dad had a cheap Berkley grip that was built this way. He had a small (like mid 30" size) musky go into a death roll on him and it almost broke his wrist from rolling over and over on him (he was using the lanyard as well which didn't help the case). If this one is set up with the bearing than I'd say it would be ok.

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