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#6510603 - 10/25/16 09:35 AM When you forget your headspace gauge...
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You improvise, with a 12 point socket. Managed to get the die set to bump the shoulder .002"

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#6510664 - 10/25/16 10:05 AM Re: When you forget your headspace gauge... [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
You improvise, with a 12 point socket. Managed to get the die set to bump the shoulder .002"



Brilliant idea!

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#6510689 - 10/25/16 10:14 AM Re: When you forget your headspace gauge... [Re: FiremanJG]
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I have used handgun brass for the same thing, trimmed it so it is squared up. We at that point are looking for the delta in sizing the brass and any accurate consistent method if measure will work.


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#6510707 - 10/25/16 10:27 AM Re: When you forget your headspace gauge... [Re: kmon1]
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Yessir.

Beats screwing the die down to the ram, raising the ram, and going another quarter turn.

I had the keep pressure on the jaws, and rotate the whole assembly to make sure everything was in line. Seemed to have worked fine.
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#6511018 - 10/25/16 01:17 PM Re: When you forget your headspace gauge... [Re: FiremanJG]
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#6511078 - 10/25/16 01:53 PM Re: When you forget your headspace gauge... [Re: RedSnake]
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#6511086 - 10/25/16 02:01 PM Re: When you forget your headspace gauge... [Re: kmon1]
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Originally Posted By: kmon1
I have used handgun brass for the same thing, trimmed it so it is squared up. We at that point are looking for the delta in sizing the brass and any accurate consistent method if measure will work.


You nailed it

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#6511533 - 10/25/16 06:28 PM Re: When you forget your headspace gauge... [Re: FiremanJG]
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Yes, I have used 40 and 45 brass as a head space gauge in a pinch.
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