I think that what you'd find is, rather than any kind of consensus, only one guy's opinion. One guy who happened to be astute enough to get his words into print.
This guy---> http://www.6mmbr.com/schatz1000.html
Sort of re-wrote some of the rules to suit himself and ended up setting a world record. He admittedly does not neck turn brass, and he doesn't uniform primer pockets!
Most of the body of knowledge in competition handloading is just handed from one guy to the next, and assumed to be gospel. As it is said, you can tell a lie often enough and folks will begin to believe it.
It's a rare person who ever gets the time and material to really put some of the shop worn edicts of precision handloading to the test. Some guys (like myself) do little microcosmical tests here and there, and draw our own conclusions and sometimes share the results. But such tests aren't really scientific, and generally there are at least a dozen angles from which a detractor can come to "tear your little test a new one." [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
But still, in the end, there are two types of guys: Those who test ideas, and those who believe what "that guy said."
There is wisdom to both approaches, actually. We don't want to spend too much time re-inventing the wheel, but on the other hand, nothing new will ever be learned if someone (like the afformentioned Richard Schatz, see the link above) doesn't challenge conventional wisdom.
Just because G. David himself does it one way that doesn't mean that some guy won't come along and do it another way--and win
So what I'm saying is that there probably are books out there which cater to long range precision accuracy. Most will have more to do with the rifle, the rest, and shooting technique than they will with handloading. But there will be at least a chapter or two dedicated to the author's way of doing things.
I agree with Schatz that neck turning brass simply means that you've bought the wrong batch of brass (my paraphrase). I also agree with him that uniforming primer pockets should be superfluous in a quality piece of brass--which, if you're serious, is what you should be using in the first place...
If you can get the time, test these ideas on your own. See what works and what doesn't.
I wonder how many neck turners and primer pocket uniformers have been sold to schmoes like me over the years because none of us ever thought to question conventional wisdom? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]