GUN Reloaders, measuring OAL

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  1. 70Machwon

    70Machwon New Member

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    Is the Stoney Point Comparator worth it to buy. I want a better way to measure the OAL of completed cases. I hear measuring from the Ogive will yeild better results, especially for round noses where there is so much lead exposed.

    To measure the Overall Length of completed cases, is this all i need? I dont want the find the OAL for my chamber yet, i only want a better way of measuring finished rounds.
    http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=709931
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    http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=377797


    thanks.
     
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    i just use a set of digital calipers for my measurements
     
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    I try, but im getting inconsistant readings (dial caliper). I think it has to to with the amount of soft lead exposed due to it being round nose. I have heard the Ogive is a better place to measure from.
     
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    The tool you posted would be your best bet, personally I use one of these but neither model measures .358 :hs:
     
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    They have a insert for .358. So ill probably get it.


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