Originally Posted by farpiece
Thanks Joejo, thinking the same way. I'm thinking I'll just resize the neck. Any tips on your loads? How many reloads are you getting to a case?
i get a ton of reloads. i quit counting. i use a pretty stout load of 45 grn h4350 with either 130 bergers or 123 lapua scenars. easily in the 3100fps range with a 4 groove 28in krieger.
i will say though i need to anneal after the 6th firing. they still shoot pretty good but in f-class i will start to notice unexplained vertical. i usually prep 3 lots of 50 pcs for competition. fire them 6 times then send them off for sonic cleaning and annealing for 33 bucks a hundred. while the first 100 is getting cleaned and annealed i use the other 50 and just continue the rotation.
some of my cases have 12-18 firings and the only issue is some of the primer pockets are loose.
i think it helps that i use a collet die which works the brass very minimal and only bump the shoulder 1-2 thou every 3rd-4th firing. also the reamer is very much on the sammi minnimum. i turn all my necks to 14 thou bc the lapua stuff averages 14.5-15 thou