How does one do this? I want to check surplus ammo before firing it. I do not reload, I just want to be safe.
I have 3 M14 type rifles and a set of match guages from 1.630-1.638 and I will be getting a case guage soon. I may even try reloading next year after Chrismas. I have 2 girls that are 6 and 9. My friend has tried to get me to reload for a while but I don't really have the time for it. I may just have to start to learn and make time this winter.Measuring the cases only tells you half of what you need to know. You also need to know what the chamber headspace is and that gets a little more involved (expensive). If you just want to know if the bullets you have will work in your rifle then strip the bolt and insert the bullets in the chamber and close the bolt on them. If it closes freely then your good to go.