Hi all, just began reloading recently. All set up to do 30-30, Lee hand press, case trimmer, dies, RCBS scale, Lyman manual, etc. Already loaded a few mild loads. Question is, how necessary is a case headspace gauge? If I am full length resizing, isn't the cartridge returned back to factory specs? Now I know that some only "bump" the shoulder back the minimum amount for benchrest accuracy, etc. But, if I am only a hunter, not an accuracy freak, and I FL resize, pushing the case completely into the die and then back out, then it seems I wouldn't need a headspace gauge for the chamber or the cartridge. Am I missing something here? Is there a reason I should be checking the headspace on my cartridges even if they chamber easily?
thanks for all replies, it was this informative forum that got me into reloading in the first place.