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Unread 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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    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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    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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    Re: Neck turning tools?

    I also use the Forster.
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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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    Re: Neck turning tools?

    Woods,

    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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    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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