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Old 05-12-2010, 11:49 AM
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neck sizing or fll length sizing

When should a reloader neck size or full length size. I reloader .223, .243 and going to start reloading .308.

Jason
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Old 05-12-2010, 12:05 PM
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Re: neck sizing or fll length sizing

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When should a reloader neck size or full length size. I reloader .223, .243 and going to start reloading .308.

Jason

If its for a Semi auto your goin to need to do a FL size.
If the brass has been shot out of your bolt action then just neck size it.
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Re: neck sizing or fll length sizing

just as one has said.FL size for an Auto and neck size for a bolt gun till yuo feel the bolt becomeing hard to lift after fireing a round.this will give your brass a longer life this way.or at least it does for me.
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Old 05-12-2010, 12:50 PM
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Re: neck sizing or fll length sizing

Beg to differ,

1. Even in a bolt gun you are going to need to FL size. The brass will keep expanding and eventually become difficult to load. You either FL size or throw it away and buy new. Plus if you allow that they tend to work harden and not size smoothly as compared to minimal FL sizing every time.

Simple fact of life that you need to know.

If the FL dies are set up correctly you have minimal sizing and perfect fit.

Most of the BR shooters (both short and LR) FL size and it has been proven to be more consistent. Go to BR Central and read for yourself what they say in the CenterFire and 600/1000 YD BR forums.

now you can get away with NS only as long as you use a body die to size the body maybe every 3-4 times.

IMO NS only is a panacea for imperfect factory chambers that people think will somehow correct for that.

2. For semi autos do not be surprised if you have to go to special "small base" dies that will size further down to fit in semi autos.

3. As for brass life issue, I have seen brass FL sized 54 times and set a world record of five shots into 1.4 inches at 1000 yards. The brass went on for 80 plus reloadings before being replaced.

Go good FL dies, learn to properly set them up and never look back. Proper set up is the key.

BH

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Old 05-12-2010, 02:07 PM
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Re: neck sizing or fll length sizing

i do see what your saying.
my groups got better after i started neck sizing.

but ive never tried a FL sizing and then seated my bullets out deep like i do now..
I learned about neck sizing and seating the bullets to touch the riflings at the same time and didnt think about mixing it up to see which gave the best results...

Thanks Bounty Hunter
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:15 PM
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Re: neck sizing or fll length sizing

You ain't gonna get alot of straight brass life FL sizing with standard SAAMI dies and factory chambers. Nor are BR shooters concerned with this, as it doesn't apply to them.
In fact, not one thing in benchrest applies to hunting or hunting rifles.

NS, followed by body size/bump when needed.
No reason in the world to FL size, without a custom die, -ever.
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Old 05-12-2010, 05:45 PM
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Re: neck sizing or fll length sizing

"neck sizing or fll length sizing "

Yes.

Other than that, it's a decision each loader must make for himself.
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