I've also heard pretty good things about HF. A caliper is not that crucial when reloading like a scale. If a round is too long, it wont feed/chamber. If it's too short (to cause damage), you'll be able to see it. So get whatever caliper you feel comfortable with and that works well, you shouldn't have any problems....
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