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    Quote Originally Posted by JerrySharrett View Post
    The bullet doesn't yaw or wobble while it is in the barrel. If the bullet is at a slight, even very slight, angle as it enters the bore it will remain at that offset as it exits the bore. If it is offset, especially in a flat base bullet, the gas of ignition exits one side of the base rather than being evenly exhausted. This is where the expression of "the bullet going to sleep" comes from.

    Notice that the top shooters closely examine their targets to see if the bullets bade round holes or oblong homes.


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    Compressed loads will do this, uneven pressure on the base..... jim

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    Ol' Beggs again.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wilbur View Post
    Well...whatever the bullet does when it enters the barrel it completely fills the bore. It may be distorted quite a bit but it swages to the bore. I can't see how it "yaws" in the barrel but if anybody has a different story I'd like to hear it.

    Wilbur, again, I'm with you on this.

    Many years ago during a discussion among the Midland Shooter gurus, I remember Harold Broughton stating,
    "The barrel is the final bullet swage." And you know what? I think there is a lot of wisdom in that statement.

    Sorry Alinwa, but in my opinion, there is just no way the ass end of a bullet could be slammed over against one side or the other as it moves from the case neck into the barrel's throat.

    FWIW

    Gene Beggs

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    Gene,
    I will have to respectfully disagree. I have tested loaded round runout back to back with perfectly straight and others loaded with a predetermined amount of runout. There is a small difference. Think of center of form versus center of mass. It's not a huge difference but as close as the aggs are these days I don't want to give up anything.

    Richard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Gene,
    I will have to respectfully disagree. I have tested loaded round runout back to back with perfectly straight and others loaded with a predetermined amount of runout. There is a small difference. Think of center of form versus center of mass. It's not a huge difference but as close as the aggs are these days I don't want to give up anything.

    Richard

    Richard, most benchresters will agree with you and Alinwa on this tight-neck vs., no-turn issue. If one is after every last little bit of accuracy for competition purposes, most will have more confidence in a tight-neck chamber setup where loaded round measurements are within .0001. Me? I just enjoy experimenting and proving things out for myself. I'm sure I earned my last hall of fame point fifteen years ago and don't mind risking leaving a tiny bit on the table in order to enjoy the convenience of no-turn chambers. But, I'm not yet convinced there is any compromise at all in using a no-turn setup. Like Jackie Schmidt said recently, "Wish I was twenty years younger."

    Later and with best regards.

    Gene Beggs

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    Gene,

    I am using a no-turn setup. It works great with the Norma brass. The wall thickness variance on that brass is really good, better than the Lapua. When using Lapua I still turn necks. The jury is still out on the Norma and will have to see how it lasts. So far the butt of the case is staying where it needs to be and the primer pockets still tight.

    You have to remember I shoot so poorly the gun has to carry me through an agg.

    Richard

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    Neck Clearance

    Quote Originally Posted by JerrySharrett View Post
    The bullet doesn't yaw or wobble while it is in the barrel. If the bullet is at a slight, even very slight, angle as it enters the bore it will remain at that offset as it exits the bore. If it is offset, especially in a flat base bullet, the gas of ignition exits one side of the base rather than being evenly exhausted. This is where the expression of "the bullet going to sleep" comes from.

    Notice that the top shooters closely examine their targets to see if the bullets bade round holes or oblong homes.


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    I got my last batch of bullets from Misfit Island, and they shoot square holes. I don't think tight or loose neck clearance is the answer as much as a square reamer is, really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anschuter2013 View Post
    I got my last batch of bullets from Misfit Island, and they shoot square holes. I don't think tight or loose neck clearance is the answer as much as a square reamer is, really.

    In the chamber neck is a conical mergerance of the straight section to conical. Usually 1.5-2 degree taper according to which chamber is used. The downbore end of that cone where it merges with the cylindrical bore must, must, make a symmetric circle for the bullet tp truly start on-axis and thus eliminating in-bore yaw.

    Misfit Island????



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    Quote Originally Posted by JerrySharrett View Post
    In the chamber neck is a conical mergerance of the straight section to conical. Usually 1.5-2 degree taper according to which chamber is used. The downbore end of that cone where it merges with the cylindrical bore must, must, make a symmetric circle for the bullet tp truly start on-axis and thus eliminating in-bore yaw.



    Misfit Island????



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    Misfit Island is from Rudolph where the train with square wheels was sent because nobody wanted it, kinda like my bullets.

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    Whitworth Rifle with hexagonal bullets

    Don't be worried about square bullets. Sir Joseph Whitworth designed a very effective long range rifle that the Confederates used in your Civil War.
    It used hexagonal bullets! https://www.forgottenweapons.com/con...llets-in-1860/

    * Doggie *

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    6ppc .262 or .268 necks

    I shoot a .269 neck. Mike Conry shoots a 0.268 and he cleans up in most matches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Browwil View Post
    I shoot a .269 neck. Mike Conry shoots a 0.268 and he cleans up in most matches.
    Mike could probably beat all of us with a Chicken Neck!

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    I'm really late to this discussion and am anything but expert in this area, but am considering having a 6 PPC varmint rifle built. I plan to use Norma 6 PPC brass. I've mic'd a couple of Norma 6 PPC cases with a Starrett neck micrometer, and the brass thickness appears to be about .011". Therefore, to clean the necks completely, I'm thinking that .010" would be about right. This would give me a loaded round outside neck diameter of about .263". So my question to all of you experts is this: Would a neck diameter on the reamer of, say, .265" be ideal? I plan to order up a reamer from Pacific Tool & Gauge and need to know what neck diameter to specify.

    One other question that you guys can undoubtedly answer. I've been shooting a Sako 6 PPC (using Norma brass) with a longer-than-desirable throat. To load the rounds to have slight land contact on chambering, the bullets I've been shooting (68 grainers) only reach down about half the depth of the neck. I'd much prefer to have the neck contact closer to all of the neck. So here's my question: How do I specify this to PT&G? Can this be articulated as freebore?

    Thanks in advance for any assistance you guys can provide to a benchrest illiterate!

    Edit. I might add that the Sako 6 PPC chamber appears to have a neck diameter of something like .272". I turned the Norma brass down to .009" (so probably over-turned it, but was just learning how to use the neck-turning tool). This gave me a loaded round neck diameter of about .261". So tons of space around the round in the chamber, along with the undesirable long throat. This rifle (sporter weight repeater) has not shot as well as I'd like, and this is the reason for building a better 6 PPC.
    Last edited by South_Pender; 02-04-2019 at 01:16 AM.

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    Need one of your experts advise on reamer neck size if you plan to use Norma brass exclusively. 6ppc that is! I've ordered a bunch of brass an in the process of getting a reamer. .268 or .269? I forgot to mention I do not intend to turn necks. I apologize if missed the answere earlier in this thread.

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