Precision Case Neck Turning In A Lathe

The importance the cartridge case plays in shooting cannot be overemphasized as it involves both accuracy and safety. Neck turning cases in a lathe creates zero run out in a fraction of the time using a conventional, hand-operated, neck turning tools.

by Norman E. Johnson

Allow me to hark back to my own, long-term experience dealing with cartridge cases. My earlier work in this area was published in the 1966 Gun Digest, “Case Neck Variations… And Their Effect On Accuracy.” Here I emphasized the importance the cartridge case plays in different types of shooting, ranging from common hunting rifles to bench rest matches. I had detailed in the text how a “case neck gauge” that I had designed and built was used to efficiently…

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