Looking for an ammo checker for .22 Hornet, cant find anything in stock online. Dont care what brand, picture for reference.
I neck size mine as well. I'm using CFE BLK in mine with good results. Firearm is a Savage 25 walking varminterHow many rifles are you loading for? If you're just loading for one rifle, you don't need one. I load and shoot for my Hornet, and I don't even use the Full Length sizing die, except to size about 1/8" of the neck, No lube needed, just run it into the die far enough to hold the bullet solidly when you seat it. I use a pretty slow-burning powder (1680) that doesn't expand the case much, if any at all. I get decent accuracy with it, too.
Basically, all I'm doing is sizing the neck. If you full-length size the little guys, you'll have to trim them more often, too, which is always a PITA. I hate trimming, my method certainly keeps me from trimming very often. I've loaded them as often as eight times without trimming the little beast-killers.
Did I mention that I HATE trimming?
Dial calipers can tell you the length of the cases, and measure diameter, too. If you're just using one rifle, there probably won't be any bulges unless you're using a Winchester M43 or one of the old guns based on a rimfire action. You can load either .223" or .224" bullets for the newer Hornet rifles, and I can't see any difference in the exterior of the cases when using .224" bullets compared to the older .223" diameter bullets.
There IS a metal thingy you can use to check case lengths for many various cartridges, but they aren't as precise as the calipers are, and might not even take the Hornet. Here's one that might interest you (I think these are useless, but you might not agree.) I think you can do what is needed with just dial calipers, though.
The Lyman Pistol E-Zee Case Length Gauge allows the reloader to sort cases quickly, accurately and easily to determine if cases are over maximum SAAMI...www.midwayusa.com
This is what I am looking for and I am reloading for a .22hornet revolver.