neck turnning ?

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  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    what kind of neck turner? and where do I get one.I have been looking for K&M but can't seem to find one.
  2. Tim Behle

    Tim Behle Well-Known Member

    Mar 16, 2002
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    [ 07-11-2003: Message edited by: S1 ]
  4. BountyHunter

    BountyHunter Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2007
    Buy the K & M neck turner ($88 which is much easier to use and more precise than anything else on the market. It cuts to .0002 repeatable adjustment tolerance, has a fluted carbide pilot that eliminates donuts. Nothing else does that. Most of the others are the "guess and try" adjustment type. K & M is at (717) 292-3175 and have some of the best BR/LR reloading tools made.

    Among BR shooters, the top 3 are K & M, the Pumpkin ($90 on BR central), and the sinclair NT-3000 ($75-160)( or 260-493-1858). Must buy the expanding mandrel for the caliber from the same mftr as turner ($15). The neck turner pilot and expanding mandrel are normally .001 diff so they must both come from same mftr.

    For what it is worth, do not waste your money on the sinclair 1000 ($57). It is entry level model, with no outward adjustment on the cutter, which makes it a pain in the butt to adjust, unlike the better models such as K & M and Sinclair 3000. As you get better, do more neck turning, you will find that the 1000 is not what you really need and is not user friendly compared to the others (had one before I bought the K & M)

    Get a power screw driver that uses the interchangable versa pack batteries and 2-3 extra batteries. You will only get 20-40 cases per battery, depending on size of case.
    Buy the sinclair power driver/caseholders (set of 3 holders and driver is $44) to put the cases in. Do not try to turn by hand, it will induce wobble and groove your necks with most people. Neck turn again (clean up) after firing first time.

    You will also need a caseneck micrometer for measuring the neck thickness.
    Sinclair has 2 models, $115-125 (MIC-1 or MIC-3)
    Darrel Holland's case neck mic is $75 and it very good for the money.
    K & M has one for $98.
    Any of the 4 above are great tools.

    Good reloading tools/dies are cheap in this game and necessary, buy the best, and easiest to use. You will find this is the best money spent in learning to shoot better at LR.

    Get a Sinclair, Holland, K&M and Neil Jones ( and look at all the tools and dies and talk to users of the equipment.

    Good luck

  5. Lee in OH

    Lee in OH Well-Known Member

    Jan 22, 2003
    Get the K&M, you won't be sorry. I highly recommend the carbide mandrel also. If you call, he'll send one right out to you with an invoice.
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I can vouch for that. Called Ken this morning, he said he would have one in the mail this afternoon. Send check when you get the invoice. Very nice and helpful on the phone. Take care and happy neck turning.
  7. ewallace

    ewallace Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2002
    I just placed an order for a K&M neck turner. He was a lot of help on the phone and a nice guy thank you for the help.
    Crow Mag
  8. baldeagle713

    baldeagle713 Well-Known Member

    Aug 31, 2002
    AWH heck I'm gonna need a third job! [​IMG] [​IMG]
    More toys [​IMG] [​IMG]
  9. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Thanks BountyHunter I'll call tomorrow. you were lots of help thanks again.