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Favorite Bullet Seating Depth Tool?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Gary O, Jul 16, 2011.

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  1. Gary O

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    What say you?
     
  2. rcmodel

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    Candle flame soot, or a Dry Erase marker.
    And a dial or digital caliper.

    rc
     
  3. USSR

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    Hornady (formerly Stoney Point) A.O.L. Gauge in conjuction with the Sinclair Nut and a caliper.

    Don
     
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    I've used the Hornady OAL gauge to get the on-the-lands OAL (measured with their comparator) and now use the comparator to determine my seating depth for my target rifle rounds. It's a great system IF you read and follow the directions carefully.
     
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    Sinclair
     
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    +1 for the Hornady. Very consistent readings based on the ogive of the bullet. It is very straight forward and simple.
     
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    +2 for the Hornady
     
  8. JimKirk

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    I'll join in with RC on the use of smut/marker ... I add the two sizes of Sinclair hex nuts and a caliper... been working well for many many years.

    Jimmy K
     
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    I spent about 15 minutes getting the "distance off lands" that I wanted to try in a 250/3000 99 Savage only to find they were wa-a-ay too long for the magazine. ....with that particular bullet, anyway....
     
  10. Wireman134

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    One of these works well for me.
     

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    One of these works well for me.:what: Stoney Point OAL
     
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    For my pistols... a new bullet in a fired case.
     
  13. fguffey

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    A transfer with any seating die with a seater stem and the dial caliper, again all of my seater dies are micro adjust, I do not pay extra for the micro adjust feature, it comes with the adjustable seater stem, dial caliper, or the height micrometer, in thousands.

    F. Guffey
     
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    +3 for Hornady
     
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    ^^^What he said ++2..Bill.
     
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    +4 for Hornady(Stony Point tool)
     
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