Originally Posted by trueblue
Are you turning necks on your 338 Lapua, and if so, what are you using to hold the case?
I am not. I have found the necks to be very consistant and my runout is never over .001" total. In fact I would say 90% of them are in the .0005" range total runout. I figure his is why I pay the extra for Lapua brass and feel it is worth every penny.
I have found though that on my 5th time reloading, I am seeing the necks are becoming work hardened and I am not getting consistant neck tension. Also loosing some seal of gases at the neck too. So I am picking up my KL annealer today...
I will also add, on the 100 5 times fired Lapua brass that have all been with 300 SMKs. The primer pocket are still consistantly tight and I have yet to have to bump the shoulders back.