Originally Posted by Lost Sheep
As for myself, I prefer dial (or vernier) calipers to one that requires batteries
Funny you should say that. I bought a reasonably priced sent battery operated calipers for my reloading setup. When the batteries died I grabbed the beat up old dial calipers out of my toolbox and have use them ever since. Lets be realistic, if you need more than .001-.002 accuracy from your calipers you should use a mic anyway. Speaking of which, a good simple 0-1" outside mic and a set of 0-1/2" inside mics sure come in handy. Definitely not required though.