Originally Posted by DocB
JE, wouldn't something like the RCBS precision mic, round specific, give you the exact measurment you need?
Doc (another roookie!)
Im sure it would Doc.
I use a combanation of tools by hornady to measure the chamber to land dimension and the cartrige
to land dimension.
The hornady lock and load bullet compairator fits on your vernier and has inserts that are standard
calibers and can measure the length of your case to land dimension. there overal length gauge
(Looks like the old stoney Point gauge)along with the modified case to match your chamber does
a good job of measuring the chamber to land dimension of your rifle.
Both cost around $60.00 and make a great addition to ones reloading equiptment.
There are other brands and methods to get these dimensions but these work well and are easy
to use and understand.
I looked up the product # on Midway if it will help to see both. #231904 and #570611.
I used to use a neck sized case with a the bullet of choice lightly seated long and just tried it and
kept shortning it in my dies until it would chamber. this worked but was not very accurate and I
had to assume that the bullet was slightly into the lands and back off .005 to .010 thousandths .
Now that we can buy the proper tools, no more guessing.
J E CUSTOM