Re: Prepping the big 300gr SMK???
I don't know which would be better, having a tool that measures just the shank of the bullet or slightly below and above the shank as long as it measured that same spot everytime. Every bullet I've ever recovered intact only had rifling marks on the shank as it should be. But there obviously has been research done that led comparator makers to make inserts that measure shy of the shank or what Ub and I were calling the bearing surface.
Either way, when UB and I measured the same 100 bullets using the SP tool and the Tubbs, only about 3 bullets were disagreed upon as to their measurements. This is why I think the SP tool works plenty good! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
If it's not far, it's boring.