Originally Posted by tlk
I tried turning some necks last night and has some issues. This was once fied brass, resized with a Lee Collet die. but the case mouth didnt fit all that well - there was enough slop to cause it to cut at an angle. This is confusing since a bullter wont slide in. I am using a Forster cutter for a .308 caliber, and the guide is correct (checked).
What is the specific process you are using (how do you do it so that there is no slop), and when in the life of the case are you doing it? What am I doing wrong here?
Thanks for your help.
There are many ways to turn the necks and this is just the way I do it.
First I full length size (New) brass ,Then I trim and deburr it.
If the pilot doesn't fit snug I turn down a larger pilot until it fits well. You
can also adjust the collet dies or the expander ball in the die.
Then turn only until the neck cleans up all around ,no more.
This way when the brass is fired the first time it is true and concentric.
Make sure the cutter has a rounded edge on the side that cuts up to the
shoulder of the case to prevent case neck separation.
To do a good job the pilot must fit good.
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