Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics


Reply

Tight necks worth it?

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-26-2004, 10:28 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Ft. Worth
Posts: 31
Tight necks worth it?

Trying to decide if I want a tight neck for a 257 Ackley (.284 neck). Any experiences or opinions regardless of caliber size would be greatly appreciated.

Shu
__________________
When the shadows began to lengthen, I shouldered my rifle and plunged into the woods.
Theodore Roosevelt, Hunting the Grisly
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-26-2004, 10:36 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 2,099
Re: Tight necks worth it?

I own several tight neck guns. Other than for a highly precise benchrest rifle, the benefits of a tight neck chamber are overrated.

Chamber for a cartridge that will allow you to use first quality brass and forget about the tight necks.

Another idea would be to have a chamber cut that has a throat .002" larger in diameter than your loaded ammo. This would give you a tight neck that doesn't require neck turning. You would, however, have to keep a close eye on your reloads when you purchased different lots of brass.

Just my 2 cents - VH
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-28-2004, 03:33 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: scotland
Posts: 174
Re: Tight necks worth it?

they are worth it imho

why would br shooters all do it?

minimum working of brass, consistant neck tension.....

consistancy is everything remember!

derek
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-28-2004, 04:33 PM
LB LB is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Upland, CA
Posts: 423
Re: Tight necks worth it?

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>why would br shooters all do it?
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I follow br and use what I can, wherever I can. But, you have to guard to being a slave to other disciplines.

Hunting is a different game.

I have one genuine tight neck rifle that I use for moderately long range hunting. &lt;shrug&gt; Then there was the neck turning and various bushings, yada yada, yada.

I tend to think a good barrel, on a sound action, assembled and bedded by a competent gunsmith, is all I need.

In other words, not exactly overrated, but not the ultimate solution, either. Of course, I'm surely no expert on the subject. Just my opinion. Basically, I'm responding to the rationale that tight necks are preferable because benchresters prefer them.

Good hunting. LB
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-28-2004, 07:41 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 787
Re: Tight necks worth it?

What your try to do us lessen the amount of distortion the bullet receives in passing throught the throat and into the riflings and turning neck and making the case concentric to the chamber is one way. I know they have talked about indexing a round and from the post I've seen they are happy with the results. I've got rifles both with tight neck and regular chambers but I do clean up the necks on those. For me I started turning neck when I got into to Br and fully understand the benefits and been doing it so long it's just another step. The case,powder,bullet and primer cost the same if you turn neck or not so extra cost is turner and bushing type dies. And it does take some time but I think it's time well spent. Just my .02 worth
__________________
Semper Fi
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-29-2004, 03:38 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Ft. Worth
Posts: 31
Re: Tight necks worth it?

Thanks everyone for the insight.
Now if I wanted to have the throat cut .002 larger than the loaded round, do I need a loaded round or could I use the standard measurements found in manuals? I'm assuming a Pac-nor or good gunsmith will have several throaters per cal. for this type of request.

Shu
__________________
When the shadows began to lengthen, I shouldered my rifle and plunged into the woods.
Theodore Roosevelt, Hunting the Grisly
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-29-2004, 04:50 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 787
Re: Tight necks worth it?

Shufisher, You need to measure some necks thickness on the cases you plan on using as they can vary. If your making your throat only .002 larger than the dia of your round you more than likely need to turn them .001 on each side isn't much about what the BR guy do. Take the neck dia you mentioned .284 less bullet dia .257 leaves .027 .002 for clearance leaves .025 divided by 2 leaves .0125 neck thickness. Most gunsmiths offer only certain dia and anything special you have to pay for. Good luck!

[ 11-30-2004: Message edited by: roper ]
__________________
Semper Fi
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Tight necks worth it?
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What if my necks are tight enough to hold a bullet firmly AFTER firing.. Marine sniper Reloading 23 12-09-2008 09:43 PM
Tight neck, worth it in this rifle ? Marine sniper Reloading 1 07-24-2008 04:03 PM
Brass fired a few times, how tight is too tight ? Marine sniper Reloading 14 06-16-2008 12:59 PM
Necks Cruizin Reloading 4 02-02-2007 10:39 PM
Barrelling- Tight Necks Zane in Oregon Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 5 01-28-2005 10:36 AM

Current Poll
I currently have hunting preference points in the following states

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC