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    Hornady LNL Anvil Base

    Does anyone use these when measuring OAL and HS?
    I do but it makes my readings junk when comparing them to others but for my records I use them for everything
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    I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy!
    Another 7mm08 shooter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bk View Post
    Does anyone use these when measuring OAL and HS?
    I do but it makes my readings junk when comparing them to others but for my records I use them for everything
    I don't follow. When I use the anvil, I close the calipers and reset the calipers to zero. I zero the calipers when I measure case trim length, case length to the shoulder and OAL. I find the anvil keeps the case head squarer for consistent measurements. In one respect I agree that your measurements with your kit are only relevant to you. Regards JCS

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    Sorry, I wasnt clear. If you zero your calipers onto your anvil then it is not the same as zeroing the OAL guage without the anvil on. When people give example OAL measurements I presume it is Ogive to head...

    Still no clearer I think.
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    I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy!
    Another 7mm08 shooter!

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    I'd try and work out what you're on about but every time I think I have I become distracted by something. In fact that goes for all you're posts. Still far more enjoyable than HS OAL bla bla bla. Keep posting.

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    That is a very interesting article, thanks for sharing and it confirms pretty much what I've been doing. Using minimum Headspace and max OAL in the rifles I reload for.

    I was more curious whether people that use the anvils, do you know the length difference of a case with and without the use? I ask as using one makes my readings junk to someone else reloading to the same rifle. I reload with a friend for his rifle and note all the dimensions for him of the ammo he produces but that's only with my kit.
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    I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy!
    Another 7mm08 shooter!

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    bk
    My photos aren't as interesting as yours. The same 260 Rem case measured with and without an anvil. It's a cheap caliper and the tolerance will be at least +/-0.001 inches.
    Regards
    ​JCS

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    Right, Im going mad because my anvil has indentations...
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    I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy!
    Another 7mm08 shooter!

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    Is this a freakish anvil?
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    I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy!
    Another 7mm08 shooter!

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    BK It looks like you can't zero your calipers when using the anvil because the walls of the recess won't allow measurement to the face of the case head.
    You need to zero the gauge against the part of an anvil that the flat (back) face of the bullet head rests on - not the walls.

    Ian

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