Headspace gauge – Hornady Headspace bushing kit – Must have reloading tool

In this video we review the Headspace Comparator & Anvil Base Kit by Hornady. This is a must have tool for ensuring that the reloading dies are set up correctly for accuracy and safety. This kit allows you to measure the distance from the head of a case to the shoulder to ensure proper set back during Full length resizing. We measure some factory ammo vs fired cases so we understand how much the brass grows and go over how much we want to set it back for best function and safety.

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243 Outdoors
243 Outdoors

This is the most useful tool, that I own for reloading. All the stars aligned once I understood it uses. This is a great video for new reloaders.

wisco1
wisco1

Great video. I too like number vs drop in gauges. But both work. I would rather have data.

Eagle Eye Shooting
Eagle Eye Shooting

I keep seeing folks state to “bump” shoulders back for bolt action. THIS IS INCORRECT! For one, your inducing deviation. By: 1.) I can guarentee not all cartridges are bumped to your desire measurement like 2 thousandths. 2.) Your relying on each brass to expand in uniformity which will cause differences in peak start pressure and overall velocity. Each brass alloy is not always the same. The evidence is shown on your fired cases carbon ring on the neck. If you line all fired cases up and see different lengths in your carbon ring this is an indication of what… Read more »

lumberjack
lumberjack

Haven’t some of us been doing this for decades with our once fired brass reloading (for the same rifle) with neck sizing only?

Chris
Chris

Well put. Bumping the shoulder back is not the way to achieve the best fit in the chamber.

highrpm
highrpm

So, if I am seeing this right, I should be using this system instead of the case gauges that I have been to save wear and tear on my brass.?

meatmachineman
meatmachineman

I’m not a huge fan of case gauges but I also focus more on bolt action rifles meant for short to moderate range hunting. The ammo I reload for that purpose is specific to certain rifles. I use the rifles themselves as my case gauges. Now with that said I do own a couple… a 223 and 308. Reason being is all the w23 ammo I load and some of the 308 ammo get shared between various rifles and, although accuracy is still a concern, function in any of them is key for me. The case gauge tells me when… Read more »