deals6-inch stainless steel digital measuring caliper…

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Part number indicates it's a BothWinner brand. Note that it's 6". That's enough for most things, but make sure you don't need a bigger one. Does both metric and inches. I'm in for one.

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This doesn't look like the one on Woodcraft. It has one fewer button.
I got one of these from meritline for $13.30 shipped (shipping is $5 for these, $12.99 total). It was shipped directly from China. The calipers appear well-built, but they turn themselves on at the slightest touch, and they lose their place- not good when you are trying to take measurements. If you play with them long enough, you can get what seems like an accurate reading. For the money, I'm going to buy another one and hope the first had been damaged.

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harborfreight usually has these for cheap too... just search for caliper on their site

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Would these be good for ammo reloading?

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I couldn't get their web site to accept my order. It kept crashing out when I would enter my Zip code and then complained that my credit card information was incomplete - but it was complete. I suspect this may have to do with it not liking my browser - Firefox.

So much for half baked web sites.

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@mrsmoofy: I've been going to get into reloading for like the past decade...after the HUGE spike in ammo prices though, I decided I was finally gonna do it...

You know of any good suppliers/websites/magazines to buy from? It's gonna be a slow process getting all of the gear...but I gotta start somewhere :D

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$5 for Shipping.

$12.99 total...

(too rich for my blood)

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Ok yall, knowledge drop-

1. These calipers are great for measuring bolts, nuts, and other items that don't need tight tolerances. You DO get what you pay for in Calipers (or rather, buy a quality brand at a good price).

2. They are not as smooth as say, Mitutoyo calipers. You might be able to polish the sliding surfaces to make them smoother, but this can also ruin them (depending on how close to "nominal" they were made). I have done with 2 sets, major improvement, but the 3rd set went kaput.

3. You can break them and not cry. Cheap!

4. For reloading, I recommend a set of good digital calipers (mitutoyo, browne & sharp), or a decent set of dial calipers. You CAN use, but they must be checked for consistency and accuracy FIRST.

6. Always make sure they are zero at close before measurements.

7. Just a thought- Micrometers are a different animal. Chinese knock-offs simply will not do in this case. The whole purpose of a micrometer is to get accurate .0001 or .0005 measurements

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@tmack0: Yup, looks pretty damn similar too. $7.99 last time I looked.

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@drchops:

I just started reloading in the last 6 months. I reload .32, .38, .380 ACP, 9mm .40S&W, 10mm, .41 Mag, and .45 ACP.

Several sites are good to use. Cabela, Natchez Shooters Supply, Midway USA, and Cheaper Than Dirt are all great places to start. Gunbroker can 'occasionally' be a good place to buy supplies. You have to know what you are getting. Working the ebay/gunbroker/craigslist mafia I managed to get two NEW single stage reloaders (Lee and RCBS) along with about half my dies for right at $200 bucks. I did pay $280 for my digital powder measure but that has saved me so much time and frustration I can't believe I waited so long to buy it.
PM me if you want some info. I can give you a couple of cheap ways to start.

Jay

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@aceatmind:

I agree...reloading is NOT somewhere you want to skimp. You can find several decent dial calipers in the $30-$50 range. Heck, Home Depot had some dial calipers (didn't read brand) for $17.99 in a box on the checkout lane last time I went by.

You can use a 'go / no-go' gauge if you have trouble reading calipers. Cost about $14 from most reloading sites. These gauges will always err on the side of caution though...you get a higher number of oversize rounds and you don't learn why unless you use a caliper to set/play with the bullet seating depth. This isn't hard to learn but is very valuable info.

Jay