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    Indicating micrometer?

    Anyone on here use a 0-1" indicating micrometer? If so what brand? Is there any decent budget minded version? thinking of one for use in measuring bullets during the swaging process .

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    Mic

    Etalon There are no cheap ways to do something right. D

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    The Interapid 0.0001".

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerrySharrett View Post
    The Interapid 0.0001".

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    Dont think thats quite what im looking for unless im searching the wrong thing.

    This is what im looking for but am not sure what model number it is.

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    Cheapest out there. Amazon has about the best search function out there.
    When I was making bullets I used a cheap tenth mic dedicated just for bullet making. I would core seat until they just came up to size and then stop.


    Chttps://www.amazon.com/Shars-Indicating-Micrometer-00005-303-2301/dp/B082QSLH1C/ref=sr_1_6?crid=3SWQVMKYQ15OT&dchild=1&keywords=in dicating+micrometer&qid=1618326802&sprefix=indicat ing+%2Caps%2C281&sr=8-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Tooley View Post
    Cheapest out there. Amazon has about the best search function out there.
    When I was making bullets I used a cheap tenth mic dedicated just for bullet making. I would core seat until they just came up to size and then stop.


    Chttps://www.amazon.com/Shars-Indicating-Micrometer-00005-303-2301/dp/B082QSLH1C/ref=sr_1_6?crid=3SWQVMKYQ15OT&dchild=1&keywords=in dicating+micrometer&qid=1618326802&sprefix=indicat ing+%2Caps%2C281&sr=8-
    Ive got a Mitutoyo 193-210 0-1" .001" mic which i dont think will work. Im assuming i need one to read in .0001"
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    i would say get off ebay...they are antigun
    and look at other sources

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsmithsr View Post
    i would say get off ebay...they are antigun
    and look at other sources
    I think the mic Dave Tooley linked https://www.amazon.com/Shars-Indicat...dp/B082QSLH1C/ is a safer bet - same or better resolution and it's a new item from a reasonably reputable company. I'd order direct from Shars.com and if there are issues they'll take care of you.

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    I have to ask why do you need an indicating mic? It's very easy to determine the diameter in which to core seat bullets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Tooley View Post
    I have to ask why do you need an indicating mic? It's very easy to determine the diameter in which to core seat bullets.
    ^^^^^^

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    shars stuff on amazon is often CHEAPER than direct from shars.

    Quote Originally Posted by GeneT View Post
    I think the mic Dave Tooley linked https://www.amazon.com/Shars-Indicat...dp/B082QSLH1C/ is a safer bet - same or better resolution and it's a new item from a reasonably reputable company. I'd order direct from Shars.com and if there are issues they'll take care of you.

    GsT

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    As a barrel maker, rifle builder and a Cal Poly Engineer graduate once told me a thousandths is a thousandths no matter who the maker might be or the cost. Most are actually certified to do just that but not all can take the same type of 24-7 industrial abuse. I have a 2 inch .0001 indicator from Shars and it serves my home hobbyist gunsmithing needs very well and when it comes to .0001 or more typically half of that perside most machines cannot even hold that type of tolerance. And is that not why engineered drawings also have a listed acceptable machining tolerance.

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    So what's wrong with reading the vernier on the barrel of a micrometer to the .0001"? When you get down that far, technique means everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Tooley View Post
    I have to ask why do you need an indicating mic? It's very easy to determine the diameter in which to core seat bullets.
    I guess i dont. I was over thinking this. I just ordered a new mic and caliper set as my cheap calibers were dying anyways .

    Its got a Mitutoyo 293-340-30 Mic and 500-196-30 calipers.

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