I just recieved my dies from Neil Jones. They are for a 338 Lapua Improved. I noticed that the neck sizing dies allowed for .003 to .004 neck tension. I like to hold my neck tension to .0015-.002 Not sure if this is right but it is what I have been doing. I called Neil Jones and asked what so much neck tension? His reply was that after 3-4 firing the brass will start to work harden and this is why he allows an extra .001 or .002 for spring back. I told him that I planned on annealing after 1-2 firings. He strongly suggested that I do not anneal brass at all for the life of the case. His reasoning is that his custom dies are built to give maximum case life and annealing would defeat the purpose of his dies. I do not doubt what he is saying but would like to know if any of you with NJ dies follow this procedure and forget about annealing or what? Thanks for looking.