Calipers? Dial or digital and why

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by Gibill, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2012
    Yes, you are right. My friend owns a machine shop and that is why he uses analog.
  2. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2012
    can always emplow the scale mentality.. IE.. use a digital scale.. and check every 10th ot 20th load with an analog.. works the same with a digital or dial caliper.

    it's not like it's one OR the other, and if you own a digital caliper you are prohibited from ever owning or using a dial one.. :)

  3. oneoldsap

    oneoldsap New Member

    Feb 28, 2012
    I have both types but use the digital more , because it's easier to see with these old eyes of mine !
  4. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Nashville TN
    If you are loading 'critical' measurements......
    and using a battery operated anything......
    surely you are testing your batteries regularly.....
    aren't you....?
  5. RustyFN

    RustyFN Member

    Oct 2, 2008
    West Virginia
    I don't think anybody said that. The OP wanted to know which one we liked and why. I like dial better because of no batteries. Some people seem to think it's a big deal to worry about changing a battery. Some people think the digital is faster and easier. I have used both and for me it's just as fast and easy to read the dial. I could care less what other people use, this is what works for me.
  6. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2012
    seems to be easier to just verify measurements
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