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View Poll Results: Do you ream your rifle case`s necks?
ream all cases 2 13.33%
ream after trimming only 4 26.67%
ream when I feel anthusiastic 0 0%
Dont ream at all 9 60.00%
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Old May 17, 2002, 08:20 PM   #1
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Do you ream your necks?

Do you ream your rifle case necks? (Inside and Outside?)
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Old May 17, 2002, 08:57 PM   #2
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I've always started with factory brass, for my serious shooting--which is mostly load development, sighting in, and then hunting. I've never had any sort of problem which led me to believe it was necessary.

Were I competing in benchrest or long-range military, etc., it might well be different. Maximum uniformity is more important, there.

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Old May 18, 2002, 12:58 AM   #3
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I outside neck turn ....

for my .22-250 and the .308 bolt gun.

For my high power rifle and hunting loads, I check things, but don't trim or turn unless I'm out of specification.
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Old May 18, 2002, 05:09 PM   #4
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Never yet - although I might if (when) I ever get a couple rifles rebarreled - just to run an experiment with 50 cases done "as usual" and another 50 all weighed for case capacity/reamed, etc. - the whole drill.

If a 30+ year-old rifle with 20K+ rounds through it will still shoot sub-1/4MOA, I would really! like to see the diffference tweaking the cases'll do.

I may actually give a hoot enough to try to wring out the best accuracy ....
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Old May 18, 2002, 10:02 PM   #5
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Not for my match rifle. Of course, I shoot HP, where position will count for much more than a reamed neck. In addition, a military rifle, even with the Wylde or equivalent chamber will have enough room so that the necks are not nearly as important as with a bolt gun. I focus on things that will provide a tangible improvement. Now Benchresters will much more likely to be doing this. I just square up primer pockets, deburr flash holes, chamfer and deburr necks.
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