Proper neck tension on reloaded hunting ammo

tsyarnall

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Could use a little help for a newbie. I can find all kinds of information on neck tension for competition shooting reloading, but nothing on neck tension for hunting. For those that reload, what is a good neck tension to hold your bullet in place with all of the bumping, jumping and climbing while hunting. I was going to start with .002, but seems like .003 or .004 of an inch might be better. Thanks in advance for your help.
 

Beardeddeer91

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I agree with dok7mm. I only use a bushing in a FL bushing die that sets the neck tension at .002" in nearly every case. The general range that people I shoot with use is .001-.003" of neck tension.
 

wsq

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Just up graded to comp. Redding dies for my 270wsm having trouble getting accurate measurement on Winchester brass I’m using to decide which bushing to use. I’m measuring bullets I loaded with the RCBS I’m replacing. The main reason I’m upgrading is to get a constant seating depth but might as well get neck pressure correct also being I now have a bushing die.
 
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