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Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by thorborg, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. thorborg

    thorborg portland oregon Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Not the caliber but the device
    is it for set up of the loader?
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  2. Salps

    Salps Down by the river…. Well-Known Member

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    Stoney point over all length case.
     
  3. Otter

    Otter Oregon - mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    It is used for reloading. It screws onto a Hornady Overall Length Gage and is used to find where the bullet engages the lands of your rifle. Have to have a comparator in order to get an accurate measurement, but for a general measurement you can measure off the tip of the bullet with your calipers.

    You can find the same measurement without the tool, but that is a useful tool to have.

    Fine tuning accuracy can be done with bullet seating depth. Shooting a bullet at the lands or .020 off the lands or even more can yield the best accuracy. Some people even seat the bullets into the lands, but you have to be careful with pressure if you start to do that.
     
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  4. thorborg

    thorborg portland oregon Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Ah, its the "modified case" part that threw me. I've always done it the primitive way.
    Thanks for the info.
     
  5. beezer66

    beezer66 Salem, OR Active Member

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    I made my own by drilling out and tapping the primer pocket with a 1/4-20 and using a screw to push the bullet out. A spent case is cheap.
     
  6. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Aye, lets you slip the xyz bullet in so you can measure maximum bullet length in your gun.
     
  7. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    That's what she said.

    :D
     
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