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#6878998 - 09/05/17 11:40 AM seating depth advise
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One of these is what I need to measure, correct?

https://www.hornady.com/reloading/precis...llet-comparator
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#6879010 - 09/05/17 11:51 AM Re: seating depth advise [Re: garyrapp55]
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Affirmative.
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#6879011 - 09/05/17 11:51 AM Re: seating depth advise [Re: garyrapp55]
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Yes
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#6879025 - 09/05/17 12:03 PM Re: seating depth advise [Re: garyrapp55]
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That tool will measure the bullet to the ogive.
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#6879048 - 09/05/17 12:28 PM Re: seating depth advise [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
That tool will measure the bullet to the ogive.

Which is what I want because to the tip is in-accurate. Are you suggesting something different?
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#6879180 - 09/05/17 02:27 PM Re: seating depth advise [Re: garyrapp55]
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The Hornady tool or a Hex nut. I use the Hex nut since it's much faster and easier to set up. 90% of my loading is based off a seating depth using this hex nut. It's much faster to use and has multiple holes for various calibers.

http://www.sinclairintl.com/reloading-eq...-prod83792.aspx
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#6879195 - 09/05/17 02:45 PM Re: seating depth advise [Re: garyrapp55]
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Maybe I'll go that route so I don't have to deal with all those inserts. Fewer tools=cleaner bench.
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#6879271 - 09/05/17 03:35 PM Re: seating depth advise [Re: garyrapp55]
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It's faster and it is less inserts but a lot easier to misplace when it isn't attached to your caliper. It is also easier to fumble around in your hand. I used the hex once and was happy I bought the kind that clamps to my caliper.
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#6879300 - 09/05/17 03:53 PM Re: seating depth advise [Re: garyrapp55]
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I have both the nut and inserts, but like the inserts better. A screw / bolt drawer organizer on your reloading bench helps keeps your bench uncluttered.

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#6879393 - 09/05/17 05:30 PM Re: seating depth advise [Re: garyrapp55]
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what clamp on ones do you like?
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#6879657 - 09/05/17 09:13 PM Re: seating depth advise [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
what clamp on ones do you like?


The Hornady that is linked above....please try and keep up, old man grin
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#6879777 - 09/05/17 10:58 PM Re: seating depth advise [Re: garyrapp55]
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The Hornady or Sinclair both work well. I stick with what I have been using for years, Some aluminum cylinders I got from work years ago of various sizes, and for the cartridge a case with a split neck from a cut with a dremil tool
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#6879934 - 09/06/17 07:58 AM Re: seating depth advise [Re: garyrapp55]
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I was too lazy Judddd

I have the Sinclair set up but with all the tipped bullets I've gone back to the hornady with the modified cases
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#6880055 - 09/06/17 09:15 AM Re: seating depth advise [Re: garyrapp55]
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Okay...we're getting into two different things. 1 - measuring OAL using a Hornady tool or the Sinclair nut and 2 - finding your lands (Hornady modified cases or cases with split necks)

As soon as I get a new barrel the first thing I do is build a dummy round like this: https://youtu.be/TWmIwPwLyyg

That tells you where the lands are and where to start your load development (I almost always start .015-.020 into the lands...hunting guns should start just touching, I don't like to jam bullets in a hunting gun). The other thing I can do is 6 months later I can run this same process and see where/what my shooting has done to my lands and where they are currently.
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#6880341 - 09/06/17 02:22 PM Re: seating depth advise [Re: Judd]
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Originally Posted By: Judd
Okay...we're getting into two different things. 1 - measuring OAL using a Hornady tool or the Sinclair nut and 2 - finding your lands (Hornady modified cases or cases with split necks)

As soon as I get a new barrel the first thing I do is build a dummy round like this: https://youtu.be/TWmIwPwLyyg

That tells you where the lands are and where to start your load development (I almost always start .015-.020 into the lands...hunting guns should start just touching, I don't like to jam bullets in a hunting gun). The other thing I can do is 6 months later I can run this same process and see where/what my shooting has done to my lands and where they are currently.


Judd, does jamming bullets into the lands cause more wear to the lugs due to snug bolt closing? Or is your tension so light that you don't feel anything?

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