Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Mjarvistxvet, hrn2hrn, The Real CWB, cookl, Rmarble88
60439 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 77380
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 43783
BOBO the Clown 41087
BMD 40539
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 33683
bill oxner 32624
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 30570
facebook
Forum Stats
60439 Members
45 Forums
475803 Topics
6241772 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#6019412 - 11/09/15 11:25 AM Bullet seating
DLALLDER Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 11/23/05
Posts: 2855
Loc: Pittsburg, Texas
How do you set up the bullet seating die in your press? How much variance do you have in oal after setting the die? I am getting 3-4 thousands difference.
_________________________







Top
#6019453 - 11/09/15 11:44 AM Re: Bullet seating [Re: DLALLDER]
ChadTRG42 Online   happy
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/16/09
Posts: 9412
Loc: Lewisville, TX
If you are seating a bthp bullet, the tip alone on a hp bullet can vary by .010". If it's a plastic tip, it shouldn't vary but by a few thousandths. .003-.004" is not bad. If you measure from the ogive of the bullet, that will tell you your actual variance. Most tips on bullets will vary a little, so 3-4 k isn't bad.
_________________________

www.DallasReloads.com
Type 01 and Type 06 FFL

Top
#6019479 - 11/09/15 11:58 AM Re: Bullet seating [Re: DLALLDER]
DLALLDER Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 11/23/05
Posts: 2855
Loc: Pittsburg, Texas
Chad I am using Barnes tsx in a 7-08. Would the micrometer type do a better job?
_________________________







Top
#6020187 - 11/09/15 06:46 PM Re: Bullet seating [Re: DLALLDER]
Michael W. Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 11/22/10
Posts: 2688
Loc: Central Texas / Comal County
I don't know if you have one, but a bullet comparator is what you need. It measure from the ogive of the bullet. Like
Chad said, a small variation is not a problem.
_________________________


A clear conscience is often the sign of a fuzzy memory.

Top
#6020206 - 11/09/15 06:51 PM Re: Bullet seating [Re: Michael W.]
FiremanJG Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 17893
Loc: Wolfe City, TX
Originally Posted By: Michael W.
I don't know if you have one, but a bullet comparator is what you need. It measure from the ogive of the bullet. Like
Chad said, a small variation is not a problem.


This.

Measuring O.A.L. to the tip of the bullet is not as accurate and consistent as measuring from case head to bullet ogive.
_________________________


800 Yard Steel Rifle Range
Long Range Shooting Instruction
Memberships and Classes Available


Top
#6020573 - 11/09/15 09:46 PM Re: Bullet seating [Re: DLALLDER]
DLALLDER Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 11/23/05
Posts: 2855
Loc: Pittsburg, Texas
Thanks guys, now someone tell me what it
Looks like. What brand to buy.
_________________________







Top
#6020846 - 11/10/15 06:53 AM Re: Bullet seating [Re: DLALLDER]
headhunter54 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 07/07/11
Posts: 577
Loc: Longview, TX
Go to Sinclair or Midway and look at Hornady bullet comparator. Can get a set or individual ones for your caliber. They attach to your micrometer and easy to use.

Top
#6020933 - 11/10/15 08:05 AM Re: Bullet seating [Re: DLALLDER]
ChadTRG42 Online   happy
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/16/09
Posts: 9412
Loc: Lewisville, TX
I prefer to use this Sinclair Hex Nut to measure the ogive. It's faster and easier to use. May other shooters use the Hornady comparator, so I have one of those also to use from their reference numbers. But for using around the shop for my own use, I like the Sinclair hex nut better.
_________________________

www.DallasReloads.com
Type 01 and Type 06 FFL

Top
#6020941 - 11/10/15 08:10 AM Re: Bullet seating [Re: DLALLDER]
Cleric Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 03/11/12
Posts: 2579
This may be a dumb question but is that long enough to measure overall length?

Top
#6020991 - 11/10/15 08:37 AM Re: Bullet seating [Re: Cleric]
ChadTRG42 Online   happy
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/16/09
Posts: 9412
Loc: Lewisville, TX
Originally Posted By: Cleric
This may be a dumb question but is that long enough to measure overall length?


The hex nut is 1" long and has holes in it that the bullet goes into. You put the .308" bullet in the 30 cal hole, and put it in your caliper, and measure the ogive length.

I stole this picture off the web.

_________________________

www.DallasReloads.com
Type 01 and Type 06 FFL

Top
#6021013 - 11/10/15 08:50 AM Re: Bullet seating [Re: ChadTRG42]
FiremanJG Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 17893
Loc: Wolfe City, TX
I didn't even know that existed. That is very cool!

Heck I could make that!
_________________________


800 Yard Steel Rifle Range
Long Range Shooting Instruction
Memberships and Classes Available


Top
#6021049 - 11/10/15 09:04 AM Re: Bullet seating [Re: DLALLDER]
ChadTRG42 Online   happy
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/16/09
Posts: 9412
Loc: Lewisville, TX
The hex nut is what I use for all my "internal" measurements for my ammo. The main problem you run into when someone gives you an ogive measurement, is you need to know what tool they used to get this measurement. There are several companies that make various ogive tools, and they will all give you various lengths.
_________________________

www.DallasReloads.com
Type 01 and Type 06 FFL

Top
#6021073 - 11/10/15 09:19 AM Re: Bullet seating [Re: ChadTRG42]
Cleric Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 03/11/12
Posts: 2579
Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
Originally Posted By: Cleric
This may be a dumb question but is that long enough to measure overall length?


The hex nut is 1" long and has holes in it that the bullet goes into. You put the .308" bullet in the 30 cal hole, and put it in your caliper, and measure the ogive length.

I stole this picture off the web.




So I saw the picture on Sinclair and it had the stand and the gauge on it. I thought that was part of the unit. I see its just the nut.

I wish #1 had 6.8 as opposed to .25. I may have to order me one. I think those are better than the hornady design

Top
#6021080 - 11/10/15 09:23 AM Re: Bullet seating [Re: DLALLDER]
Judd Online   content


Registered: 01/22/09
Posts: 10757
Loc: Sachse, TX
I like the Hornady because it actually attaches to the caliper. Like Chad says though...both will work.
_________________________
Originally Posted By: Phil Robertson
Don't let your ears hear what your eyes didn't see, and don't let your mouth say what your heart doesn't feel

Top
#6021087 - 11/10/15 09:26 AM Re: Bullet seating [Re: DLALLDER]
redchevy Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 23393
Loc: Texas
I have the hornady and have been happy. That said if I would have seen the nut I may have bought it instead, simpler design.
_________________________
It's hell eatin em live

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide