Stop Neck Sizing!!



  • How many times have I said this? How long have I said this? 10 years?

    Erik is a customer of mine and a great guy, not to mention a world class shooter.



  • Sadly this message will still be lost on some people. My brother is one of them, lol.



  • Saw this earlier today and wondered if it would show up.



  • Okay guys go easy

    Some of us read the Lee reloading manuals cover to cover... At the time it may have been the best advise. Things change in our sport. Powders, case prep changed.

    Over the years I've come to realize that by the time books get published, by the time they hit the street, they are obsolete. This seems the case in our sport as well as other subject matter areas.



  • @martino1 said:

    Okay guys go easy

    Some of us read the Lee reloading manuals cover to cover... At the time it may have been the best advise. Things change in our sport. Powders, case prep changed.

    Over the years I've come to realize that by the time books get published, by the time they hit the street, they are obsolete. This seems the case in our sport as well as other subject matter areas.

    It's not about getting information that's old vs new. It's about being open to new to you ideas.

    There are a ton of people that neck size because that's what they were told was the best. When someone new comes along and tells them why FL sizing can be better, they're deaf to the facts.



  • @norcal_in_az

    I couldn't agree more!! Sometimes old habits are hard to break.



  • This thread is poorly titled. It should read “shoulder bump every time you resize” or “stop neck (only) sizing” maybe.
    Unless I’m missing something?



  • So as far as a neck bushing/bumping the shoulder die which is the preferred? My research seems that Redding may be superior to Forster?

    I have the RCBS competition die set now but would like to get a way from that to be able to taylor my neck tension yet not fully size the body.



  • @db2 most of us here bump size in a FL sizing die.

    I have Forster dies and love them. Redding has a good rep, but I haven't personally used them. If you want to spend the money and do it right, get Whidden dies custom ground to fit your rifles brass. IIRC a few guys now put the Forster sizing stem in the Whidden dies as well.



  • FL sizing dies, bump the shoulders .0005 to .002.

    I avoid neck bushings on anything I expect to get a lot of firings on. I use them for initial sizing of wildcats and thats about it.



  • @orkan I was thinking about this the other day...is there a way to control the amount of neck tension without using a bushing die?



  • Custom FL dies.



  • @orkan how does a no bushing fl die help with brass life compared to using a fl bushing die? Not arguing the point just curious



  • The donut. The dreaded donut!



  • I dont know about doughnuts & brass but i do know doughnuts will resize the old waistline nicely!


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