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Help with bullet comparator

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by kwaynem, Jul 1, 2019.

  1. kwaynem

    kwaynem Sharpshooter

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    I have the straight OAL length guage but a little confused on what all else I need.
     
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    If its the straight gauge you need a modified case. If its the comparator you need dial calipers and correct bullet gauge. Put up a pic for more help from me.
     
  3. kwaynem

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    Got a phone call from another member and got it all cleared up thanks
     
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    I use the Hornady Bullet comparator with the straight OAL Gage and measure my OAL with a set a of calipers. The Comparators mount on the caliper adapter that comes with the set of comparators.
    The comparator measures the OAL at the OGIVE instead of the tip which is more accurate method.

     
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    Yea then that will make you sort all bullets by the Ogive.
    That is a lot of fun in itself.
    Then the manufacturer will pour out another lot number that is way off and will make you pull your hair out trying to make the new batch shoot well.
    Thanks Hornady For ruining the #3031.
    :)
     
  6. kwaynem

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    Yep I understand how it worked was just wondering about the bushings and what all I needed to buy I already had the straight oal guage cowcatcher give me a call an answered my question thanks and thanks again cowcatcher
     
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    I weigh each bullet when loading rifles because a box of 100 will find a spread between the heaviest and lightest. I just Finished Loading some 6.5 Hornady SST's - 123 Grains and the bullets weighed 122.5 to 123.2 grains. I did some culling and wound up with about 85 bullets that were in .3 grain of each other. If I were shooting competition I would have culled down to .1 grain spread. [ probably about 50 bullets were within .1 grain of each other.]
     
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