New Guy Needs Help on Neck Turning 308/223

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by gooddealjunky, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. gooddealjunky

    gooddealjunky Member

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    I just found this site when I was researching neck turning. What I would like opinions on is how important is neck turning and is it absolutely essential if you are going to shoot in competition? I’ve been heavy into reloading pistol ammo for a long time and although I have all the best equipment for rifle reloading I consider myself a rookie at this stage of the game. Any advice would be appreciated.

    I turned 60 this May and I have the urge to do something different as I've been a PPC Competitor for over 30 years and now want to try rifles.


    The New Guy
    Bill
     
  2. Winchester 69

    Winchester 69 Well-Known Member

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    Think of neck-turning as fitting the brass to a tight chamber; perfect clearance. The other benefit is consistent neck wall thickness. Many these days find that they can do as well with excellent brass (Lapua) in a no-turn chamber.

    I suggest that you read Glen Zediker's "Reloading for Competition", available from Sinclair. He goes into great depth in explaining brass preparation.
     

  3. gooddealjunky

    gooddealjunky Member

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    Thanks I'll do that
     
  4. woods

    woods Well-Known Member

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    Hey gooddeal

    There was a lot of discussion on neck turning this last April and May that had some great information.

    This thread was bumped to this year on page 3

    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f28/turn-not-necks-21865/index3.html

    This thread got into the tools

    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f28/neck-turning-expansion-tools-40906/

    And here was some discussion on benefits

    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f28/optimal-neck-tension-hunting-42524/


    These will give multiple opinions on your question.
     
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  6. gooddealjunky

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    That's a lot of good information; thanks much