Neck turning for a Reaper

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  1. Bob Miller

    Bob Miller Silver $$ Contributor

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    IMG_1996.JPG Looking for opinions and advice on turning necks on 6.5 Creedmoor for a factory RPR. Using Peterson brass. So let me know if you think it's worthwhile or a waste of time on a factory gun with a factory barrel



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  2. Clancy

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    How does it shoot right now?
     
  3. XTR

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    I don't turn necks on my 308s for F-TR. I shot the highest V count of any shooter on the first day of the FCWC Rutland cup team matches, and I think I had the second highest overall at the end of the second day (I had a team mate who's was higher).

    I think it is something you can do if you don't have anything else to do, but otherwise, I wouldn't bother.
     
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  4. Kurz

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    First of all, I would cast the chamber on your RPR to get an idea of what sort of shape it's in. Ruger has never been known for quality assurance in their chamber work. Speed and profit motivate them.

    Then measure the Peterson brass to see what the neck thickness is compared to the chamber cast.

    I don't have to turn Peterson brass for the cases I buy.

    Regards.
     
  5. Bob Miller

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    Ok I never thought of making a cast, that would answer the question of turning or not. Thanks KURZ
     
  6. Steelnecktie

    Steelnecktie Silver $$ Contributor

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    What's the neck measure on a fired piece of brass compared to new? If a bullet won't slide in a fired piece of brass, neck turning will probably help. Just a quick way to check.
     

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