Re: OAL gage (homemade)
This may be a dumb question, but why not use a loaded round to measure the OAL/ogive length? I have always just adjusted my seating die to the OAL I want based on my gun. When I get to where the bolt almost closes, a little swaging on the seat depth, and there is the OAL/ogive length maximum for that particular rifle. I guess that works for me since I only have more than one gun/die in only one caliber, 300 SAUM. As coincidence would have it, brass shot in my Model 7 will not chamber in my Sendero, but both guns shoot the same exact OAL best. Am I lucky or is my method the poor man's equivalent?