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I have always full length sized and trimmed my new cases before loading. After I have fired these cases I only neck size . My question is, can I just neck size the new cases and forget about the full length sizing?
 

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Sure as long as they fit in your gun .I don't see anything wrong with it.I've done it wih before with no problems. :roll:
 

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Like Gramps said, you'll get differing opinions and I can only reflect what Gramps has said but with one difference. I always full length size virgin brass just as a precaution as on 2 occasions I've gotten a few pieces that would not chamber due to deformities from either manufacturing or shipping problems. A bunch of ammo that won't chamber can sure mess up a good day. Other than this I'm a firm believer in neck and partial sizing. No sense in working the brass to death.
 

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We neck size some 22 cal rounds and it works fine. But you shoot the same cases in the same gun like stated above.I am going to reload 22 hornet and I found dies but no neck size only dies for that caliber. Does that sound right?
 

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Don't sound right and it isn't right. I just traded my Hornet. I had a neck sizing die for the hornet but I don't know who made it. But I can tell you that it was not anything off brand. If you check some of the regular outlets for reloading stuff you will find a neck die for your Hornet. You don't have to lube the neck either. Just run it through the die and thats it.
 

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lt seems to me that you are asking should you neck size before you load new cases for the first time. A lot of people will disagree but I take new cases right out of the bag and load them, I only give them a once over and out of a couple of thousand brass I have discarded less than a dozen cases. I have had a few W-W 222 brass with badly wrinkled necks I threw away and a few with mashed necks that I would run over the expanded to smooth out.

It can't hurt if you want to do it, but I have never seen the need.
 

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Thanks for the info on the hornet. We have neck sizing dies for three other 22 cal cartridges and thats why I wanted to find them for the hornet. I will have to look some more because one of the places I looked had hornet dies but no separate neck dies. Our other ones are rcbs.
 

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Just my observations. The 22 Hornet is the ONLY round I have found shoots better (more accurately) in MY contenders when full-length sized. Tried neck-sizing but keep going back to the full-length sizer. My guess is the very long taper gives inconsistant headspace and this cartridge just does better headspacing on the rim.
 

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Lee maks a set in their deluxe series, a 3 die set which includes full lenth ans neck size. I use this set for my hornet, also comes with shell holder. Pop
 

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I load for my Hornet with a Lee Collet die. The Lee die set with the collet die only costs about 25 dollars from Midway and does come with a shell holder. I didn't have a sizer die when I got my new brass so just ran it through the lee die. I have 10 loadings on these cases now and I am still getting sub MOA groups and have never had to trim the cases. I shoot a mild load of 8.3gr of H4227, R-P brass, cci 400 Primers, Win 50 gr psp bullets for a little over 1600fps. This is a silhouette load and not intended to use in a hunting situation where bullet expansion is needed.

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