No turn neck vs. turn neck

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by jmason, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. jmason

    jmason Well-Known Member

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    Are there any advantages or disadvantages either way when having a barrel chambered for a turn or no turn neck?

    To turn or not to turn; that is the question...
     
  2. Kevin Cram

    Kevin Cram <b>SPONSOR</b>

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    A no turn would allow you to shoot factory ammo if you wanted or had to.

    I.E.
    If your ammo was lost on the airline, factory ammo could be substituted.


    A turn neck allows for less neck clearance which can be determined by you when turning the necks to a pre determined wall thickness.

    For a turned neck I like .002" - .003" clearance per side of a loaded round. A no turn neck would have in the neighborhood of .004" - .006" clearance per side.

    I would still skin turn your necks if you went with a no turn neck chamber just enough to clean up 80%. This will help in uniformity of neck diameter.