Often electronic scales can be thrown of or give error from being to close to the wall where electricity is running by it. Not saying this is the case but it happens often. My guess is that its somthing simple your over looking. Id call RCBS before sending it back they might beable to trouble shoot it over the phone.
Have you even looked in the instruction booklet to see what that error code stands for and what to do when it comes up? According to the one instruction book I brought up online it says that it stands for out of calibration and you need to exactly follow the instructions for recalibrating it. I can't remember the model it was for, but I think that is probably what yours needs to have done. If you don't have the instructions, you can just do a search for that scale and download the thing onto your computer and go from there. Let us know what you come up with and if that fails I guess you can always call the company if you haven't already..
One of the most important components of deciphering a new hunting area is distinguishing between the summer and winter ranges for the game that you plan to pursue. Without knowing this you cannot make reliable assumptions about where the game will be come opening day. Knowing these areas will allow you to take the current weather (as well as the past couple weeks) and apply that to the landscape and make an educated guess as to where you might find that big buck or bull.
There are a couple ways...