Originally Posted by Down Under Hunter
If I was going to only use it for my 338 which is the cheapest way to go ? I think my friend has a headspace guage ? Many thanks for your help
If you load for other calibers, I'd recommend getting both of the complete kits. However, if funds are short you could start with just the comparator kit and measure base to ogive (which is better than nothing). Keep you eyes open for a cheaper kit, I think the kit was cheaper before Hornady bought Stoney Point, you might find the kit cheaper somewhere?
What these kits allow you to do is measure the distance between 2 .330 holes with the bullet in the center (pretty simple for the $). There are other ways to do it, but they are not as easy. Sinclair also carries a 'very similar' product. 2 bodies and 2 inserts would be around $40.