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turn necks before fire forming an ackley improved

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Unread 07-09-2011, 10:13 PM
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Re: turn necks before fire forming an ackley improved

Originally Posted by 1sniper View Post
Thanks JE so then why do some people do it after fire forming? I was thinking along the same lines as JE but when I read to do it after fire forming, I started to second guess myself.

I was worried about split necks when fire forming.

I'm new to neck turning, so I was just making sure before wrecking cases.
If a neck is going to split if is to hard (Needs to be annealed).

I am not sure why anyone would want to do it after fire forming. Years ago I tried the other
method of reaming the necks after sizing and found that the reamer wanter to center in
the neck and did nothing to uniform neck thickness (The main reason for Turning in the
first place.

I would have to say if you don't turn the necks to true them before sizing/fire forming, dont
bother doing it later because the harm is done and improving it is very hard.

If the brass is very good quality it may not be nessary,but when sizing up or down turning
the necks before sizing is very important in my opinion.

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Unread 07-10-2011, 01:11 AM
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Re: turn necks before fire forming an ackley improved

I have a forster trimmer with the outside neck turn attachment. Works pretty good.

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