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And yet, Derek. Somehow, I wonder if you appreciate the thrust of this thread? Lucky you, nothing but custom rifles
to work with. Can you not see the distinction? This man expects significant results with non Lapua brass in his Savage. Are you suggesting that for him, there is more value in chucking his cases and buying Lapua instead of turning necks. I do not see this conversation as addressing the merits of turning necks, as a remedial effort for custom barrels with known neck dimensions. This man is just wondering about the value of using an accepted precision technique in a factory non blueprinted rifle.
The point that was made, re: R. Schatz; and that you choose to reinforce, doesn't have much application for this question. He doesn't, but others do....so what? Maybe I just look at things a little different? I'm attempting to be a little less anal, and more practical, considering the specific example. LB
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Actually, I think you need to reread my post in its entirety, especially the last 2 paragraphs. I completely understand and appreciate the thrust of the thread. That is why my third statement made it clear that I do NOT have factory rifles. From that point on, the reader can take what he wants from my post, knowing what differences there may be in my experience vs. what he can apply to his own rifle.
Maybe I didn't write my thoughts clearly. In no way did I suggest chucking any brass. Not sure where that came from. What I thought I made clear was that I turn WW and RP brass because it is of less quality than Lapua. I thought it would be fairly clear when I referenced WW and RP brass and turning necks that THAT is what I have to do too. But that Lapua was less likely in need of it. Sorry for any confusion. But my post appeared to be fair for the topic at hand when I express my experience with the rifles that I own, and that they may not apply whatsoever for a factory rifle, which is why I suggested he try it to see if it made a significant diff.