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Old 11-07-2012, 12:34 AM
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Neck turning issues

hey yall,

i have a forster neck turner and im needing to turn brass for my 6mm Hagar.

i have it set up correctly it just barely nicks the shoulder and only turns one side of the neck off and all the regular "touch up" stuff...

but, while say 6 out of 7 come out a perfect .268.... sometimes it turns one way down the like 264 fr no apparent reason.....

i f/l resize just before turning. but i dont use and expander... is this maybe the problem?

no the tool doesnt move... its red loc-tited in place and i have even tried it out on some worn out 6 br brass and its true to form.

what the heck is going on?

thanks
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:57 AM
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Re: Neck turning issues

What is a 6mm Hagar? Does it have a .268" neck? What is your loaded diameter?

An expander (not the sizer ball) before turning is always necessary for consistency. Buy a Sinclair. There are many forums to consult about neck turning. Spend some time reading those before you continue.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:02 AM
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Re: Neck turning issues

When I turn new brass, I use an expander to straighten out the neck. I don't run the brass through a sizing die, makes the mandrel too tight. Sounds like the neck wall thickness on some of the brass may be to blame.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:50 AM
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Re: Neck turning issues

The necks are about 2705 after turning just to clean up.
What I don't understand is how a tool set firmly in place can cut deeper.

How do I buy an expander?

What specifics should I need before ordering?
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:17 AM
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Re: Neck turning issues

It's either the tool or the brass. How are you measuring the necks? I use a micrometer made for measuring neck wall thickness. Sinclair International has all kinds of reloading tools. The mandrels and expander die come in many sizes, order what you need. BTW, the manderals also fit the neck turning tools. Check them out at www.sinclairintl.com.
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:17 AM
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Re: Neck turning issues

Here is what you need: The first ond includes 6mm:

Std 7/8-14 Expander Die : Sinclair Generation II Expander Dies | Sinclair Intl
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:45 AM
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Re: Neck turning issues

Got one comin thanks.

I measure neck wall thickness and O.D. with my tools from Sinclair.
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