TinMan is a reloader and bullet caster as of October 2017, and began posting videos online as of November 2018.
Great presentation but most all headspace guages are not chamber checkers as many think they are. Most just check trim length and headspace and are good for that. I am not affiliated with this product in anyway and get no kick back for anything. I have found that Sheridan guages are much more. They are on the tight side of saami spec and also check 3 dimensions vs 2 to ensure if it fits in the guage you can bet your last child 🙂 that it will fit in any rifle appropriate chamber.
Good presentation, Kurt. One of these days I need to get 4 or 5 of those, for all of the bottlenecked cartridges that I reload for. I just wish they were a bit more affordable, or I’d already have them. Priorities…
They are pricey, that’s for sure. If you have a headspace comparator, they’re not necessarily needed as you can use a fire formed piece of brass to set up a resizing die for a bolt gun. For a semi auto, you could gradually bump the shoulder back until the bolt closes maybe? I’ve never tried that.
I’ve been using my headspace comparator with fire-formed brass. For bolt action rifles, I’m barely bumping the shoulders back (0.001″), and for semi auto rifles, 0.002″. So far they’re working. But I’d still like to get some chamber headspace checkers anyway.
It’s a simple tool, but it’s effective and can make a world of difference.
They’re a great tool to have. MY primers were backing out when I first began loading for rifle and I had no idea it was because i was bumping my shoulders back way too far. Hehehe. Mario Mosin is looking to start loading rifle so I made this quick vid to help him not make the same mistakes that I did.