Which neck turner Pumkin or k&m?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by elmerdeer, Jan 21, 2010.

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  1. elmerdeer

    elmerdeer Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2007
    I would like to know which neck turner is better and easier to use? I have 3 different 7mm calibers that I will use it for.
  2. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2003
    Why those two?
    You gettin em cheap or something?

    Of those, I know that K&M offers a carbide reaming/turning mandrel, and has an expander die system. I don't remember if K&M has different angle cutters or not. But with a K&M, it's easy to view the cutting, and it's easy to clean(being an open design). Some folks don't like that K&Ms are so small.

    They are all easy to adjust.
    The whole eccentric mandrel adjusting is insignificant as a benefit really.

    I don't like either. Sinclair has the best 'system' IMO.
    Neck turning is not a no-brainer-throw it on a bench-and turn em all,, like trimming.
    Often, it takes a strategy and the more options in your SYSTEM, the better.

    LRHWAL Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2006
    I can't compare as I only have K&M's, but I like them enough to have bought 1 in the two calibers that I neck turn for.

    They are also priced such that you can afford to but one and set it up in those chamberings and leave as is. A much better priced deal than the Sinclair IMHO. Others may disagree.

    K&M now offers a sort of jig to aid in setup, but it is certainly not needed, but I got one of them too as it does help. The K&M is easily adjustable. The cutters are sharp and I think you can get a different angle for the AI cases.

    And yes, I do generally like Sinclair's products and I have several....

    Either way, get the matching expander mandrel of the same manufacturer.

    I cut with an electric screwdriver, feeding the case slowly and my cuts are extremely smooth without any ridges.