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View Poll Results: How do y'all prepare your ammo for long range hunting?
Full lenght resize 129 48.86%
Neck size only with occasional shoulder bump 133 50.38%
Factory loads only 2 0.76%
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Full length resize or neck size only for y'all long range hunters?

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Unread 05-18-2013, 09:39 PM
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Full length resize or neck size only for y'all long range hunters?

I'm stumped. I don't want to reinvent the wheel...so...what's everyone doing?
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    Unread 05-18-2013, 09:42 PM
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    Re: Full length resize or neck size only for y'all long range hunters?

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    I'm stumped. I don't want to reinvent the wheel...so...what's everyone doing?
    Full length.
    Bump the shoulder 1-2 thou.

    Some neck size, but there is no advantage other than not having to use lube. Ultimately you will have to full length size every few firings anyway.
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    Unread 05-19-2013, 12:31 AM
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    Re: Full length resize or neck size only for y'all long range hunters?

    I neck size for my bolt guns until the cases get snug, then I bump the shoulder back .002. Saves a step in the reloading process.
    I size about 80% on the neck, and leave the last bit unsized to center the round in the chamber.
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    Unread 05-19-2013, 06:07 AM
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    Re: Full length resize or neck size only for y'all long range hunters?

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    I neck size for my bolt guns until the cases get snug, then I bump the shoulder back .002. Saves a step in the reloading process.
    I size about 80% on the neck, and leave the last bit unsized to center the round in the chamber.
    +1. I will check to make sure all rounds fit before a hunt by running them through the chamber.
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    Unread 05-19-2013, 06:19 AM
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    Re: Full length resize or neck size only for y'all long range hunters?

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    I neck size for my bolt guns until the cases get snug, then I bump the shoulder back .002. Saves a step in the reloading process.
    I size about 80% on the neck, and leave the last bit unsized to center the round in the chamber.
    +1

    This helps with accuracy because of brass to chamber fit, and extends brass life.

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    Unread 05-19-2013, 07:13 AM
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    Re: Full length resize or neck size only for y'all long range hunters?

    Full length resize everytime bumping shoulder back 1-2 thou.IMO fl sizing if done correctly will make more uniform cases and less runout.
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    Unread 05-19-2013, 07:14 AM
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    Re: Full length resize or neck size only for y'all long range hunters?

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    I neck size for my bolt guns until the cases get snug, then I bump the shoulder back .002. Saves a step in the reloading process.
    I size about 80% on the neck, and leave the last bit unsized to center the round in the chamber.
    +1

    or +3

    But it is also rifle dependent. In some of my factory rifles, I get better results doing as Beluebow does.

    Depends on how well the chamber is reamed.
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