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SJAdventures 03-06-2008 08:37 PM

Head space gauge
 
Anyone have and use the Hornady head space gauge. I am thinking about getting one. I have the Hornady Comparator so all I would need is the caliber bushings.

steve4102 03-06-2008 09:37 PM

RE: Head space gauge
 
If you mean this, https://www.hornady.com/shop/?ps_session=7520f964c626dcf603ce3e31244c8e67&p age=shop%2Fbrowse&category_id=4ffc0a8772783e83 440ac87ed0c3ee5b Then yes I use one. I have had one for a few years and I would be lost without it. It is the best way I know of to set up your FL dies.

bigcountry 03-07-2008 06:30 AM

RE: Head space gauge
 
You mean the head and shoulder gauge? I find the head and shoulder gauge very helpful on setting up my dies, and troubleshooting problems.

SJAdventures 03-07-2008 02:54 PM

RE: Head space gauge
 

ORIGINAL: steve4102

If you mean this, https://www.hornady.com/shop/?ps_session=7520f964c626dcf603ce3e31244c8e67&p age=shop%2Fbrowse&category_id=4ffc0a8772783e83 440ac87ed0c3ee5b Then yes I use one. I have had one for a few years and I would be lost without it. It is the best way I know of to set up your FL dies.
That's it. Ordering one today.

SJAdventures 03-14-2008 08:13 PM

RE: Head space gauge
 
Got my Hornady head space kit and for the first time in my very short reloading career I have my FLS die properly set for head space for the caliber I am reloading now. I have my FLS die set to bump the shoulder back 0.001" now. I checked some of my cases that were sized without the head space bushing to set the die properlyand the shoulders were bumped back about 0.005" and some even more. I suspected some head space issues because I was getting primers that were not what you'd call flat but flatten a tiny bit without any other signs to suspect high pressures of any kind so everythng I had read said to check for excessive head spacing. The new gauge is a handy little thing.

RustyD02359 03-19-2008 11:16 AM

RE: Head space gauge
 
So this is the new thing short of paying more for a full size headspace gauge? Guess I shold get on seeing I was going to get something soon. It should screw into most comparators , right?

SJAdventures 03-19-2008 01:06 PM

RE: Head space gauge
 
It does with the Hornady but you should check on the other comparators to be sure.

haugenna 03-23-2008 09:30 AM

RE: Head space gauge
 
I jumped on the bandwagon to with the Hornady Headspace thing and learned a few things about my die and expander. I would bump the shoulder back -.002 and when the expander ball was pulled through the neckand some would read+.002 or more. Meaning the expander ball was pulling the shoulderout past beforeI sized it. I would resize it again andafter the second time it would be bumbed back to-.002.This gauge let me set the shoulder back equally on each case.

kelbro 03-23-2008 08:00 PM

RE: Head space gauge
 
I use the head and shoulders gauge to set up all of my dies. Great tool that will help you get more usage out of your brass and may also help your accuracy.


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