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Thread: 460 Rowland case gauge

  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkmoon View Post
    It's not a $30 gauge if nobody sells one for $30.
    As I said, I think I could make a $30 gauge work. If not, I would just plunk.

    That's because it's made to SAAMI minimum dimensions. If a cartridge will fit in the EGW gauge, it should chamber in any pistol of that caliber. As far as I know, Wilson doesn't offer cartridge (chamber) gauges, only case gauges. Don't know about Lyman or Dillon. I use Wilson for case gauges and EGW for cartridge gauges.
    Actually, Wilson DOES make what they call a Pistol Max Gauge
    Measures Max Case Length
    Measures Max Body Diameters
    Measures Overall Round SAAMI

    https://lewilson.com/pistol-max-gage

    Works fine.
    As I said, the EGW is of no use to me, they say minimum, I say undersize and with no leade.

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    I'm fairly certain the EGW gauges do include the leade. They are made using Clymer chamber reamers, and I believe the Clymer reamers do the leade at the same time they do the chamber. But it is a SAAMI minimum for all dimensions.

    To me that's the benefit. I have more than one 1911, so I need to know tyhat my reloads will work in all of them.
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    Checking my EGW:
    It does show a leade(s) under a good light but not as pronounced as the others.
    The .45 hole passes plated RN, a coated RN without shoulder, and JHP freely. A cast SWC and a coated RN with a bit of shoulder are slightly sticky. All are free in my Wilson.
    The 9mm hole passes factory but neither of my usual reloads, a plated RN or a coated RN with shoulder; both of which are OK in a Lyman gauge.
    Since anything that passes the .45 Wilson or 9mm Lyman will plunk and shoot in all my pistol chambers, I don't see a point in the tighter EGW.

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