Help with K&m neck turning tool...

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  1. Shooting in the wind...

    Shooting in the wind...

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    Hey fellas, i just got my k&m neck turning tool today in the mail. Well i got everything setup and it worked great. My question is kinda not sure if i turned them back into the shoulder to far or not. I tried to just kiss it. What you guys think??? Here are 3 pics, two showing the same case on opposite sides and a factory case just for reference... 20200104_180659.jpg 20200104_180703.jpg
     
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  2. Ranger007

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    They look good to me.
     
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  3. rsmithsr50

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    my 2 cents worth, maybe a little more but not much
     
  4. Shooting in the wind...

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    Really i thought i was going to much, i use to neck turn along time ago but i couldnt remember how to do them.
     
  5. SPJ

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    Looks good
    Hells Bells I may start turning necks myself.
    J
     
  6. Shooting in the wind...

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    I use to turn necks on a rcbs trimmer with lathe attachment, seemed to tighten my groups then. These are for a savage 11 300wsm.
     
  7. T-shooter

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    Looks good. Remember it indexes off the end of the neck so the cases have to be cut to length first.
     
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    If I'm not mistaken, the standard neck turner kit from K&M comes with a 50 degree cutter. I know when I started turning Ackley necks a couple of years back that angle was less than desirable on a 40 degree shoulder. I believe it's been in the last year they began to offer cutters tailored for specific shoulder angles. Roger at K&M indicated their design was to use a cutter that was 3 degrees more than the case shoulder angle. I recently ordered an additional neck turner body along with 33 & 43 degree cutters to used with Creedmoor/x47 Lapua and AI cases.
     
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    They look great, no worries!!
     
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    Hard to tell, but I like my cutter to kiss the shoulder. Helps with the donut problem.
     
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    @Shooting in the wind... -- looks good to me

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    Depends how your setup and how you go at it. Myself go by feel & sight for stop, not having to worry about the lengths.

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  12. T-shooter

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    Here are the ones they have listed. Mine came with a 50° but I replaced it with the 23°.
    Cutters.jpg
     
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    I try to get close to .0030 on the shoulder.
     
  14. boltfluter

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    Looks like a nice job to me! Carry on. :):cool:

    Paul
     
  15. muleman69

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    This is most important, ask me how I no...lol
     
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    Case.jpg
     
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    T-shooter, neck is separated and appears to be turned with a very rough tool. Does this refer to what?
     
  18. T-shooter

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    to: "This is most important, ask me how I no...lol" about trimming to length first.
    Just some Photoshop humor.
     
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  20. Shooting in the wind...

    Shooting in the wind...

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    Ok its nice to be able to get input from other reloaders, my rcbs never really did a very good job but the k&m tool is awsome... hopefully i can get to the range this weekend and see if it made any difference.
     
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