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Shims for dies to aid in headspace

 
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:33 PM
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Re: Shims for dies to aid in headspace

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The shims Ive ordered will do what I need just fine
true, but the sets are usually cheaper, and more complete. Of course you can simply buy a plastic shim stock book and a pair of scissors. Making shims is not rocket science, and you'd be surprised at what is dead on the money every time. Cellophane wrappers on a cigarette pack is exactly .001". Buy a sheet of one, two, and three thousandths brass, and you can make dozens.
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:51 PM
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true, but the sets are usually cheaper, and more complete. Of course you can simply buy a plastic shim stock book and a pair of scissors. Making shims is not rocket science, and you'd be surprised at what is dead on the money every time. Cellophane wrappers on a cigarette pack is exactly .001". Buy a sheet of one, two, and three thousandths brass, and you can make dozens.
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No one needs a set for "every" cartridge he loads for, only need one set for each case head size. Even then, if they help at all they're only useful for those cases we may want to squeeze out the last few thou of possible accuracy, they sure won't make a massive accuracy difference.
Maybe even NO difference in accuracy but a BIG difference if you cant get casings even chambered because the case headspace was too long????
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Old 10-17-2013, 03:38 PM
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Re: Shims for dies to aid in headspace

That's the beauty of using the feeler gauges.
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Re: Shims for dies to aid in headspace

I dont see it! Im not the shade tree sort and these shims I purchased are for a specific purpose.

Had I wanted to use the feeler gauges I use to gap spark plugs...etc...etc....thats what Id have used....but it wasnt...and Im not.
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Old 10-17-2013, 04:19 PM
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Re: Shims for dies to aid in headspace

Just trying to help. You weren't very specific about the problem you were trying to solve.
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Old 10-17-2013, 05:29 PM
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Just drop it!....geeesh
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