Ordered both the .223 and the .308 JP Enterprises Match Case Gauges from Brownells last week and did not receive the red and blue anodized items listed on the website. I was a bit disappointed but figured with reloading supplies being short for most things, maybe these were pushed out to meet demand and missed the anodizing process. Whatever the case, I was still glad to have them.
Was looking on the JP Enterprises website a little while ago to see what other items they offer (lots o' stuff) and saw that they stopped using aluminum for the case gauges and went to 416 Stainless Steel - so that's why mine came in what I thought was an unfinished state. Now I'm even more pleased with them!
That's another way of doing it.
The gauges work for me.
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I've got gauges for 9MM, .45 ACP and .223.
I used the 9MM for around 2K rounds and not a single one failed, so I quit using it and the .45 ACP. Haven't had a single problem.
I still gauge every 10th round or so of .223, though, mostly out of habit, and no, none of them fail either, nor do I have problems with the ammo.
If you've got your dies set correctly, about the only way you can have a problem is if you get a case that's longer than SAAMI maximum, something I had happen once with 9MM and never with .45 ACP or, of course, .223 as I trim each case just after resizing.
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