Before going any further, I wanted to address one concern that you may have. I know I frequently read these reviews and wonder who it is that has written them. But qualifies them to be able to provide me with this information and why is it that I should trust what they are saying?
You would not be wrong to be asking those same kinds of questions about me. So let me explain a couple things you. First of all, I have been a gun enthusiast for nearly 5 decades now and have written quite a few of these reviews related to different products available for those who want to create their own ammunition.
12 Best Calipers for Reloading
#1 EAGems Digital Caliper
- A great design that provides incredible precision
- Easily moves between measurements
- LCD display provides easy to read numbers
- Built with a heavy duty stainless steel
- Comes in a fantastic case making it easy to store and keep safe
- Some report receiving items that have clearly been used even though they are sold as new
- The sophistication is a little lightweight, making it more in tune for those who are beginners
The caliper is made of hardened stainless steel, and there are absolutely no plastic components on it. Plus, it is made to resist such things as dust influence, protecting it from becoming damaged.
The display is easy to use as it is an LCD display, which offers larger size lettering making the numbers easy to read. This is much different than what you would find with most digital calipers, and gives you the feel of using a dial option.
The screen easily switches between fractional dimensions, Imperial, or metric, and gives you a range from 0 to 6 inches (150 mm). The precision is .0005 inches or .01 mm. Or you can have it give you 1/64 as a portion. That gives you the ability to get precise measurements each and every time.
This is an extremely useful product, which is made of a durable construction. Your only concern may be that some have reported that they have received used options sold as new. Make sure you give it a thorough lookover when you receive it to ensure that there isn’t any aware or marks on it.
#2 Fowler Full Warranty Stainless Steel Shockproof Dial Caliper
- Built with durable stainless steel that is built to last
- Comes with shockproof technology
- Provides accurate measurements
- Easy to operate
- Needs continuous recalibrating to be able to use properly
- Not ideal for those who are going to do a large load
However, this is an extremely well-built caliper otherwise. The lock screw ensures that the jaws are held into position so you get consistent measurements every single time you use the device. The rock is covered to ensure that dirt and other debris does not clog of the gears and I found that this was incredibly easy to clean should I have any issue.
It is built of a hardened stainless steel, which is guaranteed to protected against corrosion. Plus, it has shockproof technology to ensure that you don’t have issues with the caliper giving you inaccurate results. Add to it the fact that the dial graduations are 0.001 inches and this is a fantastic option.
It’s durable, well designed, and works efficiently each and every time you use it. It is just a nuisance that you have to continuously recalibrated to get the most accurate results out of it.