If one wants to drill and tap various fired cases to use in the Stoney Point seating depth gauge, what drill and tap is required? Any suggestions where to get them?
I can juuuuuuust imagine what they would look like!!And, I will drill them out and tap them for you "ya old phardt".
Yeah, I would like to work on your cases.
Why not, Mr. Dave? I thought I would do one for each of my calibers (fire formed) rather than pay a bunch to have SP send me their cases.Paul, just being nosey here... But, you aren't planning to use fireformed cases, are you? Cuz if you are, I wouldn't...
We're exactly on the same page again (and don't think I'm not worried! )For me though, the measurements given by the SP tool were never more than a “starting point” anyway. I never got too hung up on trying to really measure the exact, precise point where my bullets touch the lands. For a variety of reasons, that “just touching” point is too transient, too hard to repeat. It has long been my policy that my loads are either going to be in nice firm contact with the lands, or they are going to be cleanly free of the lands (say, .005 off or more). That way, I completely avoid the headaches that can grow out of trying to maintain that “just touching” relationship between bullet and lands. So, for my purposes, the SP tool just gave a quick and dirty place to start, easy repeatability from cases that go easily into the chamber were the ticket for me.
Thanks to you too, Mike! I'll keep that in mind!If the thing with RF doesn't work out for some reason, give me a shout, Paul. I have the tap and have used it for exactly what you're proposing. Can't swear how long it'd take me to find it, but I do have it somewhere and could send it to you.