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    cheap bullet comparator

    As I am a self confessed tight arse I started loading with the Lee Classic "whack it with a hammer" kit.
    works a charm.
    I got to the point where I was interested in tweaking a few things and realised the soft points were giving wildly different measurements.

    So I took a old case sized case and chopped it in half with a 1mm angle grinder blade about halfway up the case.
    I then cut a slot the same width as my 8 Aldi digital caliper jaw in the cut end.
    Sharpened the edge up with a fine file and crimped the open end so it sat on the jaw square and held in place.

    voila.
    zero the caliper on the neck and it gives me a perfect bullet comparator measuring at the ogive.

  2. #2
    I'm intrigued, but spatially challenged - would you mind posting a pic?

  3. #3
    Yeah, me too, although not spatially challenged......
    Picture please!

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    I'm just stupid!! Picture would excite me.
    I can speak in-depth and with great knowledge about most subjects until some bugger who actually knows what he is speaking about opens his gob .

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    I think he means he uses the front half of a sized case, ie discard the head/rim, so the sized neck acts as the comparator. The slot is cut into the open end to sit down on the caliper.

  6. #6
    exactly, will get a pic

  7. #7
    pics.

    adapted shell


    in situ on 8 Lidl calipers

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