Go Back   CMP Forums > CMP Sales > Ammunition
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 12-12-2009, 11:08 AM
Calif-Steve Calif-Steve is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: California
Posts: 2,477
Default

I still have a pile of Turk 8mm. That stuff runs much better if you reduce the loads by 4 grains. USGI and HXP ammo does not benefit by playing with the charges. Leave them alone.

Last edited by Calif-Steve; 12-15-2009 at 10:46 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12-12-2009, 08:57 PM
adjcac adjcac is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: beardstown Il
Posts: 319
Default

I used some LC brass before I learned about neck turning resized it to
25/06 and loaded it hot first round was stiff, second round had to open the bolt with a mallet good thing it was in my Ruger
yeah I reduce the load in Mil brass and buy new brass for my 25/06 & 243's
__________________
ADC(AC) USN(Ret.) A3B,F8A,F8C, F8E,F4D,QF4D,X28,
SH2F,SH3,CH53, T33,C117,C121,NP2E,A4C,A7E
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-13-2009, 02:30 PM
rcolarco rcolarco is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Maryland
Posts: 4,546
Send a message via AIM to rcolarco
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by adjcac View Post
I used some LC brass before I learned about neck turning resized it to
25/06 and loaded it hot first round was stiff, second round had to open the bolt with a mallet good thing it was in my Ruger
yeah I reduce the load in Mil brass and buy new brass for my 25/06 & 243's
If you are making .25-06 cases from .30-06, you do not need to turn the necks. You may need to ream them. Two different things.

Neck turning is done for uniformity, and usually only pays off for single shot benchrest rifles. In fact, neck turning can cause problems in repeating rifles of any configuration.

Reaming is done to remove excess brass when a neck is reduced in diameter.
__________________
NRA-certified rifle (40 years), pistol, home firearms safety, and personal protection instructor
NRA-certified range safety officer
North Dakota and Maryland certified hunter safety instructor
ACEP-certified coach
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 12-15-2009, 10:23 AM
bigboy bigboy is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1
Default

In this case, neck turning and reaming serve the same purpose. Either will reduce the thickness of the neck. If the neck is too thick it can hold the bullet in place longer than normal allowing pressure to climb. The neck of the case needs room to expand in order to release the bullet. A very thick neck will take up all the room between the bullet and chamber trapping the bullet causing possible disaster.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 12-15-2009, 11:10 AM
USSR USSR is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Burdett, NY
Posts: 2,023
Default

Quote:
The neck of the case needs room to expand in order to release the bullet. A very thick neck will take up all the room between the bullet and chamber trapping the bullet causing possible disaster.
+1. Might of had something to do with "had to open the bolt with a mallet".

Don
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:36 PM.