Neck turning for a factory action?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Doublezranch, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. Doublezranch

    Doublezranch Well-Known Member

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    I have neck turned and I haven't neck turned. I am wondering if it matters much in a factory action. I know it helps in a custom action but wondeing if its worth the time for a factory rifle.

    What do you think?

    Thanks to all!
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2013
  2. MTBULLET

    MTBULLET Well-Known Member

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    I neck turn anything I use a neck or collet die on
     

  3. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    I've never turned a neck; factory chambers are sloppy enough it doesn't matter. I don't use collet dies though. If I did, I would take off the high spots and not thin the neck.
     
  4. Reloader222

    Reloader222 Well-Known Member

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    I neck turn all my cases now for the reason that neck turning gets rid of any burrs and uneven necks making them more uniform and thereby ensuring even neck tension on all sides of the case. I adjust the cutter to only cut +-75% of the necks. After neck turning I measure all cases with a tube micrometer and sort them in batches of say 0.010", 0.011" and 0.012". You would still find that the necks have parts where it is thinner, but at least most of it is more uniform.
     
  5. Gene

    Gene Well-Known Member

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    I turn competition brass, but do not think it is needed on hunting ammo. If you do turn for hunting use, just barely skim the necks so that they are even all around. When you finish, the neck should look like a barber's pole.
     
  6. Bart B

    Bart B Well-Known Member

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    I don't think neck turning's worth the effort if they're spread's .0015" or less. Then only if you can discern accuracy differences of 1/8th MOA.