Multiple case gauge blocks???

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    Somewhere in a magazine or website I saw a machined case gauge block with mulitple holes (5 or 6) all in the same caliber. Does anyone know where to get a good quality one?

    The one really tedious thing for me is case gauging finished 9mm rounds one at a time through my dillon single case gauge. Which I prefered to gauge first then do another inspection as I place each case in an empty tray, bullet down for primer seating checks, marking with a sharpie and put them in storage boxes.

    Yesterday, I while doing so after loading 500 rounds, for the second time in a week I realised while doing so that "This SUCKS!!!"

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    Hey,you live in Washington, what else is there to do while it's raining... except maybe sit around and end up looking like a prune. Just sayin'. :supergrin:

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    in all the 9mm i have loaded,as long as it will drop in the chamber of the gun i intend to use them in,I never guage them. All i do it a visual and that it.
     
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    For the most part your right... but yesterday, it was actually sunny and warm.... my Harley calling my name asking me to go for a ride... and there I was sitting in the garage case gauging rounds that I'm planning on shipping down to Palm Desert, CA for me to use next week while on vacation. :upeyes:
     
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    But you do this for every round right?
     
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    my round drop in to a tray and when i transfer them to my container I grab a handful at a time and look at them to check for primer or cracks.

    I would go crazy gauging every round.
     
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    Yeah, I admit for practice rounds. I normally do about a 50% sample. When loading for match / course training rounds though, I check each and every one particularly for burrs on the rim that can be overlooked doing a visual.
     
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    I rely on a Lee Factory Crimp die in the fifth station of the press to do my QC work for match ammunition. This gives me 100% reliability in terms of chambering.

    However, for a state, regional, or national level match I'll run the ammo through the gun and clean it with alcohol to check every possibility for a stoppage. Not necessary, but it really stings when a 20 cent cartridge ruins a thousand dollar weekend.

    Chambering is not the only issue that can choke a gun.
     
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    Obviously there is more to ensuring the reliability of chambering. My interest in this is to assist in speeding up one of them, OAL still need checking, primer seating and a thorough case visual are also a must.
    If I'm running my glock barrels I don't worry to much about actually checkeing chamber fit in thoses, but do with match rounds in my LWD.
     
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    Interesting..What is it made of?
     
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    Looks to be made of machined steel. I doubt it would be anything other than that, aluminum would be too susceptable to gouges. When I googled it, I found numerous positive feedback reports, all confirm my theory that it would indeed be a significant time saver.
     
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    I have the EGW gage with 9mm, 38Super, 40SW, and .45ACP. That one is made of aluminum. I wasn't crazy about it, but it doesn't seem to be an issue.

    Just wait until you get a live round, with part of the case mouth folded back, stuck 3/4 into the chamber.
     
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