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    Default full length or neck resizing? 6ppc

    how do you know when to do what?

    Right now I'm gearing up to do a 6mm pcc.

    I also have a 7mm and hopefully a 22-250 again here shortly and would like to reload for both. Thinking about a 22ppc also.

    might as well ask, neck turning. is this required? I have the ruger m77 mark II competition. If I'm using 220 russians do I need to turn my necks? The fella I purchased from has plenty of brass to get me going ready to fire, some primed ready to load fire formed for this rifle. Mainly curious about the day I buy more brass.

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    I was told neck resizing for bench shooting. Full legth resizing if loading hunting rounds. There is a slight chance that a neck resized load may not chamber correctly and definetly should only be used in the gun it was fired in since it is fire formed to the chamber. Full legth resizing ensures that the brass is sized to the standard case dimensions and should fit into the chamber of any rifle, inculding the one it was shot in.

    Probably a very small chance of a neck resized brass getting hung up in a chamber but this was the reasoning I was given.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TradBow View Post
    how do you know when to do what?

    Right now I'm gearing up to do a 6mm pcc.

    I also have a 7mm and hopefully a 22-250 again here shortly and would like to reload for both. Thinking about a 22ppc also.

    might as well ask, neck turning. is this required? I have the ruger m77 mark II competition. If I'm using 220 russians do I need to turn my necks? The fella I purchased from has plenty of brass to get me going ready to fire, some primed ready to load fire formed for this rifle. Mainly curious about the day I buy more brass.
    IME there is no reason to resize more than needed and necksizing suits my purposes in bolt-action rifles. Other actions might need a bit more for reliable function, but too much resizing is not beneficial.

    Neck turning is not necessary for a factory chamber with factory brass. There may be some benefit in uniforming the necks slightly, and forming new cartridges from existing cases sometimes requires reaming or turning necks. Unless the reamer used for the chamber mandates a tight neck I'd stay away from turning necks. FWIW, the advantages of a tight necked chamber are very few and only make sense in very few applications.
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    I'll be fire forming 220 russians to 6ppc...the rifle is a factory rifle, not a custom job.

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