Case gages?...

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by 1911Man, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. 1911Man

    1911Man New Member

    Jan 23, 2010
    St. Louis
    Are these things worthwhile, or should I just test by putting my rounds in my barrel? I reload for my 1911 .45ACP only and this would be easier to test for correct seating and/or crimping than to field strip my piece every time. They're $13.95 with Dillon's.
  2. army mp

    army mp Member

    Jan 30, 2009
    western Pa,
    I think what you are talking about is either a Case length headspace Gage or a Max cartridge gage. I use the Max cartridge Gage in 380, 9MM, 40 S&W, and 45ACP. But these will not tell you how deep to seat a bullet. Only that it will chamber according to SAAMI specifications.

  3. Waldog

    Waldog Member

    Jun 7, 2007
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2010
  4. steve4102

    steve4102 Former Guest

    Jan 27, 2006
    I use the barrel. Found this on another site.

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