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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Jesse Heywood, Jan 25, 2019.

  1. Jesse Heywood

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  2. fotheringill

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    Don't cheap out with micrometers or calipers. I have learned my lesson with calipers. It truly was not me, but was the tool.
     
  3. Eugen

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    That article was educational. Thanks for the link.
     
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    Good information, thanks for sharing.
     
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    I'm holding out for the LEE Pro Auto-Mic..
     
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  6. RandyP

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    VERY informative article, thanks for posting it.

    I will only speak to MY reloading needs - and like the mope that I am, I use an $18 digital caliper off Amazon. It has worked just fine and dandy and gives me the max .001 resolution I use to measure case and finished round lengths. Digital works better these days for my certified antique eyeballs - lol

    I know there are plenty of wonderful measuring devices that will get me .0001 resolution and even better results... but to what end? For MY plinking needs, this ain't rocket surgery ner nuthin'. I once measured all 50 rounds in a box of factory ammo, you can too. The results may influence how tight the tolerance one feels necessary for safe, accurate operation of boolits.
     
  7. jmorris

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    I’d rather have a cheap set with standards in the dimensions I am going to measure than good ones without. Of course a good set will also come with standards.

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    That said, if you have standards, you can learn that even the cheap calipers are more than adequate for reloading. More importantly know if they are not.

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