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#7096329 - 02/28/18 01:11 PM Full length or neck only resizing
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I have always done full length resizing of my brass. I am thinking of going with neck only for one particular caliber that I only have one rife for.

If I do just neck size is there a recommended number of times I do that before I need to do a full length resizing?

Any advice would be much appreciated.
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#7096334 - 02/28/18 01:15 PM Re: Full length or neck only resizing [Re: Hunter-Steve]
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Just do a shoulder bump of .003" and call it good. The neck only sizing may work for you for one sizing, but you will certainly have chambering issues after 1 or 2 only neck sizings. I used to neck size my 300 WM competition ammo, until I had major chambering problems. In theory, neck sizing should work forever, since the round was fired in your chamber and should have a perfect fit. In reality, the brass case swells ever so slightly and can change it's shape slightly during neck sizing or the loading process.

If you want to keep it simple, just FL size it.
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#7096348 - 02/28/18 01:23 PM Re: Full length or neck only resizing [Re: Hunter-Steve]
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Bump the shoulder enough to chamber.
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#7096388 - 02/28/18 01:53 PM Re: Full length or neck only resizing [Re: Hunter-Steve]
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Shoulder bump .002"-.003" for bolt action.
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#7096401 - 02/28/18 01:59 PM Re: Full length or neck only resizing [Re: Hunter-Steve]
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Ive still never had any issue with neck sizing when only using in the gun the cases were fire formed in.
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#7096425 - 02/28/18 02:08 PM Re: Full length or neck only resizing [Re: Hunter-Steve]
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I've seen several with the case stuck after firing. The dreaded, butt on the ground, and boot stomping on the bolt handle is not a pretty sight.
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#7096431 - 02/28/18 02:16 PM Re: Full length or neck only resizing [Re: Hunter-Steve]
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I would think that is from something unrelated to neck sizing, perhaps too warm a load?
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#7096453 - 02/28/18 02:25 PM Re: Full length or neck only resizing [Re: redchevy]
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Seen it happen to about four rifles that have had brass neck sized. I know one was just a 25-06 hunting rifle. I asked his charge, and he showed me. Easily below book max.

Firing brass makes it flow forward. We all know that. We see case lengths change after firing. It makes complete sense to me how it is bound to happen, with neck sizing only.
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#7096495 - 02/28/18 02:54 PM Re: Full length or neck only resizing [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
Ive still never had any issue with neck sizing when only using in the gun the cases were fire formed in.



Agreed. I've been neck sizing only for the past 4 years for my 7mag, 243, and 7-08. Haven't had to bump shoulders yet, and have no extraction or feeding issues. Love the fact that no lube is required.

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#7096514 - 02/28/18 03:10 PM Re: Full length or neck only resizing [Re: Hunter-Steve]
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I'm reading two opposing cases for Neck sizing. So I think I will stick to FL sizing since I have not had any issues in the past with that.
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#7096539 - 02/28/18 03:27 PM Re: Full length or neck only resizing [Re: Hunter-Steve]
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Originally Posted By: Hunter-Steve
I'm reading two opposing cases for Neck sizing. So I think I will stick to FL sizing since I have not had any issues in the past with that.


Why not give it a try? If you run into problems then stop.
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#7096596 - 02/28/18 04:12 PM Re: Full length or neck only resizing [Re: Hunter-Steve]
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I would have to invest in the dies and from what I hear it may not be worth the trouble
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#7096657 - 02/28/18 04:57 PM Re: Full length or neck only resizing [Re: Hunter-Steve]
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Originally Posted By: Hunter-Steve
I would have to invest in the dies and from what I hear it may not be worth the trouble


Can you not adjust the dies to just bump the shoulder?
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#7096731 - 02/28/18 05:50 PM Re: Full length or neck only resizing [Re: Hunter-Steve]
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Setting up a FL die to bump the shoulder is perfectly acceptable. It works.

I changed over the Lee collet dies for neck sizing some time back. The advantages are having no expander button to pull your neck out of alignment and (the biggie!) not having to use case lube. And, you just can't get a straighter case neck. I HAVE had to bump shoulders back, though. To me that's no big deal.
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#7096745 - 02/28/18 06:00 PM Re: Full length or neck only resizing [Re: Hunter-Steve]
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I neck sized 300 WM (I did this a lot for this caliber) and some 260 Rem. I quickly realized neck sizing was not for me. If you fire your round and stick it back in the ammo box it came out of, it may work. I would generally have to go find my brass off the ground after I fired in a comp. Often times a neck size only case would have tight chambering, or chambering where I had to force the bolt closed, and this would be in the middle of a stage in a comp. I didn't like this at all. I need 100% reliable and smooth chambering. A partial shoulder bump works well. But I still chamber check most of my brass after sizing when doing a shoulder bump, to insure 100% smooth chambering. Most of my personal ammo I FL size- 308 Win, 270 Win, 300 blk out, 223. I'll shoulder bump my 6.5x47 Lapua and 300 WM and 7mm/300 WM ammo. This works fine, but it does take more time to set up the sizing die to get it just right.

I won't even neck size customer ammo any more. I have done several neck sizing projects and the ammo came back to me for tight chambering or not chambering at all. It does happen, and is very common for neck only sizing. I won't do it for this reason.
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