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Unread 06-12-2010, 05:39 PM
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Neck sizing? what tools?

So i have been getting some help on here and i would like to get the most out of my gun, so my next step i beleive is to do some neck sizing so i can have the same wall thick ness, for consistant tension, also i beleive that this will help with bullet run out also?
So any tips and what are the tools that you use or recomend for me to start this.
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    Re: Neck sizing? what tools?

    Hey isu, you can neck size which is using a die to form the neck only so it will hold the bullet but this does not have anything to do with "same wall thickness". To get the same neck thickness you have to outside neck turn which is removing brass from the outside of the neck with a turner



    Two different things.

    If you are asking about outside neck turning equipment and turning then you will need

    A turner (the one in the pic is a Forster Hot 100) and a good way to measure neck thickness (a caliper just won't cut it). You need a ball micrometer and I highly recommend a hands free stand

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    So i have been getting some help on here and i would like to get the most out of my gun, so my next step i beleive is to do some neck sizing so i can have the same wall thick ness, for consistant tension, also i beleive that this will help with bullet run out also?
    So any tips and what are the tools that you use or recomend for me to start this.
    here a good article
    Outside Case Neck Turning for Factory Rifles | The Reloading Press
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    woods, if you don't mind me asking, who's ball micrometer is that and did it come with the stand?
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    The mic Woods is using is nice. But needs a proper stop for measuring unturned brass. Easy mod..
    Example of what I mean:




    You can use a neck mic to measure your neck brass for same thickness, and low thickness variance. With a good lot of brass, you should have plenty enough that match. Throw the rest away or turn them.

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    The mic Woods is using is nice. But needs a proper stop for measuring unturned brass. Easy mod..
    Example of what I mean:




    You can use a neck mic to measure your neck brass for same thickness, and low thickness variance. With a good lot of brass, you should have plenty enough that match. Throw the rest away or turn them.
    I use the same one
    SINCLAIR INTERNATIONAL : Sinclair/Starret Case Neck Micrometer -
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    Tom H, to say I'm partial to Sinclair would be an understatement but I don't own one and wondering how do you like it?
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