April 2020

Forster Focus
April 2020

Bench Rest Powder MeasureThe perfect addition to your workbench!

If you’ve been looking for a simple, foolproof way to measure and throw your powder charges, look no further than Forster’s Bench Rest® Powder Measure. The design of the iron-cast constructed tool features a long, narrow, powder-charge reservoir that minimizes shearing.

Achieve repeatability within 1/10th of one grain while throwing a charge every 4 seconds!

“Forster’s Bench Rest Powder Measure is a welcome addition to any bench. The  precision design and “CAST IRON”  construction  of this measure is part of the Forster tradition. The heart of the  measure is the measuring chamber contained in the massive cast iron “Charging Arm.” The mass of the arm  in conjunction with the small “Cutting Surface” in the measure itself provides for smoothest  rotation of any measure on the market. Large “IMR” extruded powders do not impede the smooth operation of the Bench Rest Powder Measure making it the most repeatable measure on the market.”

Vernon Smith, Engineer and Reloader since 1974

“Forster’s Powder Measure throws the IMR stick powders I use (IMR 4895,4064,4320) easier and more accurately than the other measures I own or have owned, those being Redding, Hornady, Belding & Mull.”

Chris Straughn, Longtime Reloader and Tool Aficionado

The Powder Measure (order number 010631) and optional Stand (order number 017941) are now available for sale and ready for immediate shipment.


The most reliable means to test rifle chamber length

Smart gunsmiths and shooters have long selected our headspace gages because each is manufactured from top-quality, hardened steel and precision ground to *American National Standards Institute SAAMI tolerances.

New to our headspace gage line are the 350 Legend Rimless Headspace Gages in GO, NO-GO and Field lengths. Like every one of our headspace gages, these are:

  • Ground to a very exacting ±.00015″ headspace tolerance to ensure accurate testing of a rifle’s chamber.
  • Carefully inspected with NIST-certified measurement tools.
  • Made with painstaking care and rigorous manufacturing standards.

When safety and performance are on the line, choose our headspace gages and receive the peace of mind that comes with knowing and understanding how to check your rifle’s headspace.

*American National Standards Institute, New York, NY, represents and serves the diverse interests of more than 270,000 companies and organizations and 30 million professionals worldwide by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems, and safeguarding their integrity.


3-in-1 Mouth Cutter3-in-1 Case Mouth Cutter adds the 257 caliber

The 257 caliber has been added to our list of available 3-in-1 Case Mouth Cutters. This tool combines case trimming, inside deburring, and outside deburring into one fast, easy step. Used on our Original Case Trimmer, the 3-in-1 Case Mouth Cutter uses high-quality blades made from U.S.-manufactured carbide. If used exclusively on brass cases, these blades should never need sharpening.


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Gun Safety Rules

  1. Always handle a firearm as if it is loaded. Whenever you pick up a firearm understand its function and check for yourself to see if it is loaded. Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
  2. Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.
  3. Know your target and know what is beyond your target, whether you are at the range or in the woods.

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