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Thread: Dial Caliper recommendations?

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    Fuck a duck , I have mitutoyo 20mm digital calipers that I bought better than 25 years ago and Im thinking when jhon said they were hundreds of dollars ....nah , but then I looked on trade me and they are 436 bucks . So , yeah I can see why you wouldnt want to pay that. But , a lot of the cheaper ones look identical cept different colour.
    Digital is the way to go for above reasons .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    I bought a Mitutoyo digital caliber about two years ago, wasn’t cheap. Totally unreliable, never zeros and never gives the same reading twice, very disappointed.
    Shoulda took them back mate , they should be ultra reliable , repeatable and hold zero .
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    Quote Originally Posted by hamsav View Post
    Shoulda took them back mate , they should be ultra reliable , repeatable and hold zero .
    I’ve a normal one and that fine, I use that on the lathe.
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    I bought a Mitutoyo digital caliber about two years ago, wasn’t cheap. Totally unreliable, never zeros and never gives the same reading twice, very disappointed.
    Crikey. Got Mitutoyo in digital. Same league as CM 1500. Robot reliable. Great pieces of kit for reloading.

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    Ya gotta keep the thing reasonably clean . I usually wipe the jaws before measuring as even a small spec of shit between the jaws will bugger up the zero before you even measure
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    I've plunked my money down on a set of Hornady for $105 delivered. Will see how they work out.

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    As above, very affordable for what they are, will have them for life:
    https://industrialtooling.co.nz/coll...no-data-output
    Sorry, to add to the reasoning, when bumping shoulders 0.001-2” - well enough said I spose. All the best either way mate, you may get a really good set of hornady’s to.
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