Hand Loading for Long Range 2: Bullet Sort/Prep

bbowles

Sergeant
Belligerents
Oct 13, 2013
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Missouri
Curious why TWO bullet comparators and TWO bodies needed. Can u not just use the flat base end of bullet to seat on top caliper jaw? Thanks.
 

Sniper Uncle

Patriot Marksman Trainee
Belligerents
Because boat-tail bullets may have differing tail measurements, same as ogive differences. The point here is to measure the bearing surface of the bullets for consistency in "drag in the barrel" and possibly in the force needed to overcome neck tension to start the bullet travel.