Clark, why is it that you said "never let an expender ball touch your brass"? I have never heard that one, although I don't spend much time on forums.
From 1994, I think Toby Bradshaw is full professor now.
I turned the necks on 25 Lapua .220 Russian cases after expanding the
necks to 6mm and running them through a Redding 6PPC FL die to set the
neck/shoulder junction back (no expander ball used, *ever*).
I think I wrote him after that post and asked him what the difference was between his ok mandrel and a not ok expander ball.
The word 'forum" does not mean "not criticizing books."
"Ad hominem fallacy" is not the same as point by point criticism of books. If you bought the book, and believe it all, it may FEEL like an ad hominem attack, but you might strive to accept other points of view may exist.
Are we a nation of competing ideas, or a nation of forced conformity of thought?