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Unread 03-06-2012, 10:39 PM
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Calipers

I know this may seem odd, but do any of you know where I could find and buy a nice set of Vernier calipers. I just do not see any advantage to using digital and to get a nice set of dial calipers its going to cost a lot of $$. Any insight to where I could find a good pair would be helpful. Thanks
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    Unread 03-06-2012, 10:47 PM
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    Re: Calipers

    6" Dial Caliper, Stainless Steel Shock Proof, SAE Only *SHIPS FROM USA* | eBay

    Lyman also makes some have not used them but sure they are good.
    Harbor Freight Tools also makes some that are decent.

    I like the Digital for testing bullet uniformity because of the zero feature, but use dial for the rest... I just like a Dial vs Digital Read out.
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    Unread 03-06-2012, 10:54 PM
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    I've heard some of the cheaper ones do not last and do not hold zero very well. I did find a set of Brown and Sharpe for $105. I would prefer vernier since they will not require to be re-calibrated and will last a lifetime.
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    True, I always check the zero and clean the measuring surfaces before every use, None of mine have ever been off much. I think its me just looking at them wrong, and its always splitting hairs as to what is perfectly zero.

    Now I can say this. I have noticed that on some of the cheap ones the sharp tips may not be perfect, I only use that part for measuring bullet crimp and all i am looking at is a difference so it does not matter. I use the Flat parts to measure everything.
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    Unread 03-17-2012, 08:04 PM
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    Re: Calipers

    so is digital calipers not accurate enough? or is this just personal preference? just curious
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    Re: Calipers

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    so is digital calipers not accurate enough? or is this just personal preference? just curious

    Must be personal preference....I have 3 ...2 of one style and 1 of another...neither is better or whatever than the others

    Midway USA for 2 of them and Brownells for the 3rd
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    Re: Calipers

    My dad has a dial caliper that is older than me. Really nice and it has an adjustbale zero, so you will never lose zero, and you can check case uniformity with it also.
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