Hornady OAL Gauge

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  1. Shooter13

    Shooter13 Gold $$ Contributor

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    I have found this to be the most reliable method yet, I do have the Sinclair tool and the Hornady, even though it is plastic push rod it does work well.
     
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  2. mchees1

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    +1 on this. My Hornady gives me repeatable CBTO length for every rifle and caliber I own - always 0.001 or less (caliper measures to 0.0005). Agree that it is a reference point that is absolutely repeatable.
     
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    For those folks having success with Alex's method, does it work on as well on a Remington 700 action (most are known to have primary extraction deficiencies)?

    Old dog, wanting to learn new tricks.
     
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  4. mike a

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    Then you have guys like me with my Bighorn actions. I've been using the Wheeler method with good repeatably. Just not in the Bighorns. I like what Nedd and Donovan have to say. Maybe you guys can come up with a floating bolt head technique. Argh! Mike
     
  5. Dusty Stevens

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    http://forum.accurateshooter.com/threads/arc-nucleus-action-reviews.3985594/

    Check like post #7 by pat miles to see one solution for a particular bolt head. Gotta think outside the box and come up with a solution
     
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    "Check like post #7 by pat miles to see one solution for a particular bolt head. Gotta think outside the box and come up with a solution"

    When using the Wheeler method on a Savage I use one wrap of Scotch Magic Mending tape to retain the cross pin for the bolt head. Check to be sure the bolt will drop closed from its own weight to assure the tape is not introducing drag.
     
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  8. Dusty Stevens

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    No im just saying there is ways to remove the cocking piece but still retain the bolt head
     
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  9. Bogusname

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    I like to use the Hornady tool for starting the stripped bolt method.
     

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