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NebrVandal
02-23-2009, 11:01 AM
Any recommendations on a neck turning tool to buy? The 3 I had in mind were: Forster, K&M, or Sinclair?

Thanks,
Steve

HovisKM
02-23-2009, 11:08 AM
"The Pumpkin", K&M, then the standard Sinclair. Sinclair does make a new tool but haven't tried it or seen it up close. I use the Sinclairs. Not for any specific reason other than I was at the shop when they had some 2nd's that were cosmetic. I never adjust them after setting.

Hovis

abintx
02-23-2009, 11:22 AM
The K&M. I own a couple. A great tool at a reasonable price. I got mine from: http://www.precisionreloading.com/.

Pete Wass
02-23-2009, 02:02 PM
Get a Pumpkin. They are the best ones I have seen. I have three different makes and the Pumpkin is the easiest to use of the three. It has enough mass to remain reasonably cool, is shaped right to grip firmly and is very easy to adjust and accurate when adjusted. A superb tool.

andre3k
02-23-2009, 02:43 PM
Get a Pumpkin. They are the best ones I have seen. I have three different makes and the Pumpkin is the easiest to use of the three. It has enough mass to remain reasonably cool, is shaped right to grif firmly and is very easy to adjust and accurate when adjusted. A superb tool.

Where can one purchase this "pumpkin"?

MColeman
02-23-2009, 02:52 PM
Where can one purchase this "pumpkin"?
Kelbly's, Inc. is the sole distributor for them is my understanding. I have two of them and wouldn't use any other but I've heard it said by some lyin' people that I'm hard-headed. ;)

turkeynut
02-23-2009, 02:58 PM
I have question for you guys can you make one pass with the pumpkin when turning for .262 neck or do you need separate neck tool to take most of the brass off then use the pumpkin to finish?

MColeman
02-23-2009, 03:10 PM
I have question for you guys can you make one pass with the pumpkin when turning for .262 neck or do you need separate neck tool to take most of the brass off then use the pumpkin to finish?
I've turned many in one pass.

Centerfire
02-23-2009, 03:17 PM
The Forster line is a good line but... the neck turning tool which is good uses a pilot that when the set screw is tightened moves the pilot about .0002"
Therefore the finished neck is eliptical. At least 50 of my cases were.:(
Pumpkin all the way.:)
Centerfire

mike in co
02-23-2009, 03:24 PM
don neilson...used to have a click on tap at the top of this forum.....he used to sell direct...it may be different now as posted above.

mike in co

Pete Wass
02-23-2009, 04:11 PM
Where can one purchase this "pumpkin"?

buy his expander mandrill whilst you are @ it. ;)