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    That caliper thingy.

    What are the calipers called you use to measure the seating of a bullet please.
    Thanks.
    basil.

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    Comparator ?

    I use the Sinclair drilled nut type, simple and effective for my kind of reloading.

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    I use the Hornady Lock-n-Load Bullet Comparator bought from Midway. It comes with a basic insert set of 6 aluminium bushes for the most popular calibres. I also bought the separate base that fits onto the other caliper blade.

    In the instructions there is a warning that different bullets can have different ogive curvatures so they cannot be used to transfer dimensions between different bullet models.

    I find however that ballistics tips and softpoints often have some wear or variation to their tips so it is a lot more accurate way to measure seating depth.

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    You are referring to a Dial Caliper or Digital (dial) caliper with digi read out.

    You will also require a comparator - available from Sinclair, Stoney Point, etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by marky123
    That`s the type, is it digital?
    basil.

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    "...is it digital?"

    Yes, you can use it with your toes.

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    caliper

    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    "...is it digital?"

    Yes, you can use it with your toes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    "...is it digital?"

    Yes, you can use it with your toes.
    Yes, there had to be one!!
    basil.

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