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Old February 22, 2005, 09:12 AM   #1
kkb
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Stoney Point OAL Guage sanity check

Picked up one of these guages and the measurements I'm getting suggest I should be seating bullets anywhere from 0.015 to 0.100", depending on bullet profile, more than what's listed in my manuals. (making for shorter cartridges)

Does this seem reasonable?
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Old February 22, 2005, 10:02 PM   #2
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Yes, it is reasonable and to be expected. Many of the more recent reloading manuals state that the best accuracy will probably be longer that the stated maximum OAL. Using a Stoney Point comparator will help to measure the cartridge accurately also. And..using your own fired case in the OAL gage is--most of the time--the most accurate method to find your chamber demensions and set up your sizing die.

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