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Old 01-02-2009, 12:31 AM
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Neck turning tools?

I am looking to neck turn some .338 Edge cases and was looking for advice on the best tool to purchase to do the job? Thanks
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Old 01-02-2009, 08:36 AM
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Re: Neck turning tools?

There's a bunch out there, but there are only a few that I would consider.
Take a look at the Hart, K&M, and the Sinclair. I use the Hart for most of what I turn, and have about six of them.
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Old 01-02-2009, 09:12 AM
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Hey topshot

I would recommend that you get a hand held turner. I have used a Lyman bench mount turner and it was very inconsistant. I also have used a friends K & M hand held turner which is probably the Cadillac of turners. It has a lot of attachements including a cutting mandrel to remove do-nuts

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It can be expensive with all the attachements

The turner I have is much simpler and suits my needs perfectly. It is the Forster hand held turner

Hand Outside Neck Turner

What I prefer about the Forster is that it has a much wider blade than the K & M for a smoother cut

and you can get inside neck reamers that will fit in the same place as the regular mandrel for inside neck reaming and removing do-nuts if necessary

I do a lot of turning for custom tight necked chambers and the Forster works for me.
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Old 01-02-2009, 09:18 AM
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Re: Neck turning tools?

I also use the Forster.
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Old 01-02-2009, 12:09 PM
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Re: Neck turning tools?

I use a “Sinclair” hand held tool for .338LM and neck turn to uniform the case neck wall thickness. Typically only removing .0005 - .0015 around 40% - 75% of the neck circumference.

To help speed up the process and keep my hands from falling asleep (carpal tunnel syndrome) I purchased a driver/case holder last year and use a power screw driver to rotate the cases.
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Old 01-02-2009, 12:53 PM
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Re: Neck turning tools?


I just noticed that your last photo depicts the outside neck being turned while the inside is being reamed.

Is this a standard procedure you do for custom tight neck chambers?
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Old 01-02-2009, 01:38 PM
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Re: Neck turning tools?

Buy the K&M, it has a carbide cutter that cuts any donuts inside at the same time. I think that is the only one that does that also.

super easy to adjust and top notch.

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