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Thread: PMA neck turner?

  1. #1
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    PMA neck turner?

    Looking at picking up a PMA neck turner and have a couple of quick questions.

    Im going to be turning .223, 308 and 30br. I understand they all use a different degree cutter. Can the cutter be changed out just like mandrel on the model A? the 308 and 30br would use the same turning mandrel correct but a different degree cutter? The 223 i would have to change the mandrel and cutter.

    Is my thinking correct?

    Thanks

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    Forget about changing the cutter. Cut to the shoulder and be done with it. They sell one universal replacement cutter.

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    Agreed...turn to the shoulder and stop.

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    This short range way of cutting to the shoulder, long range you will cut into the shoulder very lightly, helps with the donuts. Jim

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    For my 6PPC bench rifle, if I do not turn onto the shoulder to the width of the cutter bevel, turning .220 Russian cases that have been expanded to 6mm, my bolt close force is excessive, and if I force it, it immediately creates a doughnut. I have learned just how much is just right so that I retain some feel as I close the bolt.

    On switching cutters, as long as the cutter angle is equal to or greater than the shoulder angle, I would not worry about it.

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