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Unread 03-26-2011, 11:56 AM
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338 edge dies

hi anybody have experience with d e 338 edge dies . is it really as easy as they say it is 300 rum case how does the expander work to you need anything or ?
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    Unread 03-26-2011, 12:25 PM
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    Re: 338 edge dies

    Yup it's really that easy. You only use the expander button the first time. After that it's just like loading for any other cartridge. The expanding part is easy also. Just lube the neck and then run the case in far enough to expand the neck only.
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    Unread 03-26-2011, 02:12 PM
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    Re: 338 edge dies

    so i have to lube the inside of the necks ? with wax or ?
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    Unread 03-26-2011, 02:38 PM
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    Re: 338 edge dies

    When I run my brass thru a k&m expander mandrel, which only very slightly expands the necks, I lube the insides with imperial sizing wax.

    I would definitely lube the inside of the necks on the brass I was necking up. I think DE uses a tapered button and I'm not sure if it's carbide or not but it would make no difference to me I would still lube the necks.
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    Re: 338 edge dies

    Yes mine are defensive edge dies and it is a tapered expander button. I spray the inside of the neck with hornady 1 shot
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    Unread 03-26-2011, 07:11 PM
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    Re: 338 edge dies

    thanks guys i'll be ordering some shortly . hey is the expander button carbide or
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    Unread 03-26-2011, 07:24 PM
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    Re: 338 edge dies

    I am really not sure. You could check with shawn Carlock at defensive edge. 208-659-8973
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