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    Default Bullet comparator for .325

    Having a hard time finding a bullet comparator for a .325 It doesn't appear there is such a thing available. Was wondering what all you .325 handloaders are using to measure distance to lands for the .325
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    Same here. I've been just measuring OAL to bullet tip and assuming that my seater plug is getting them close "enough".....

    I'd like to buy one of the Sinclair type comparators but cant find one that has 325 on it...

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    Someone with a lathe could easily make you one out of an existing undersized comparator body. The hole would just have to be resized to sit properly on the bullet ogive. I just made one for my 416 cartridge on my Manson comparator because it was not available for this tool. The shoulder is really sort and the set-up is different from what you need, but all it would take is a little machine work.

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    You can use a bullet comparator for another caliber. It's only a reference point you need, or get.

    Say something pretty close to get you down on the ogive a bit.

    Maybe note what you're using to get the comparator OAL. 30, or 338 caliber would do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty of the North View Post
    You can use a bullet comparator for another caliber. It's only a reference point you need, or get.

    Say something pretty close to get you down on the ogive a bit.

    Maybe note what you're using to get the comparator OAL. 30, or 338 caliber would do it.

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    I was thinking the .30 would work ok, the .33 is too big

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoose35 View Post
    I was thinking the .30 would work ok, the .33 is too big

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    You're probably right. I would go with the 30 as it would position on the ogive in nearly the same place.

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    Uh the hornady bullet compartor for the 30 is also meant to be used for 8MM as well.

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    Caliber: Bushings for .224 (5.56mm), .243, .257, .277, .284 (7mm), and .308 (7.62 and 8mm

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