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.300 Ackley Magnum

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Re: .300 Ackley Magnum

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You just never know if they will match. The best thing to do is make a casting of the chamber and check the dimensions or send the casting to RCBS.

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The other option is to send the die maker a fired case if you have one.

The chances of finding a die set are slim and as mentioned may not be the same as your chamber.

The rifle is worth the cost of a custom die set and if you ever want to sell it you can get a lot more for it with the dies.

Mine are Wilsons and the #3 is stamped on the dies.

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    Re: .300 Ackley Magnum

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    +1

    The other option is to send the die maker a fired case if you have one.

    The chances of finding a die set are slim and as mentioned may not be the same as your chamber.

    The rifle is worth the cost of a custom die set and if you ever want to sell it you can get a lot more for it with the dies.

    Mine are Wilsons and the #3 is stamped on the dies.

    J E CUSTOM
    I don't sell guns. I just buy more.

    I'll have to see if I can get my smith to order me a set of dies, after I get that barrel from him. I already have a set of .300 Wby neck-sizer dies...Can I just use those? Or would the taper and shoulder of the .300 Ackley #3 be too wide to fit in there without pushing the walls or neck in?
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    Re: .300 Ackley Magnum

    Oh yeah! Just scored a set of CH Tool & Die .300 Ackley dies on eBay for an awesome price. Now all I need is a donor-action (which I should be getting tomorrow afternoon), a BDL bottom metal setup, and a recoil lug, and my .300 Ackley build will begin soon.
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    Re: .300 Ackley Magnum

    Well...My rifle is done, and at my house. There ends the good news...

    Now for the bad news... My CH dies I scored on eBay are in-fact .300 Ackley dies, but are not cut to my chamber's specs. Apparantly they were cut to someone else's specs back in the 1950's when they were made. So, I'll probably just store them and keep them as a keepsake failure waste of $70... Those are a couple of expensive paperweights...

    And now the money begins... I'm going to have Redding make me a sliding sleeve (based on a fire-formed cartridge from my chamber), so I can use my Redding Comp Bushing die for neck-sizing fired cases. But I still have to have a complete set of custom dies made, which is NOT gonna be cheap, or quick. And the sad part is I need dies, like yesterday...
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    Re: .300 Ackley Magnum

    Mud...

    You can have that die set modified by Jim Carstenen at JLC Precision
    read this....
    Bushing Dies and Die Conversions within AccurateShooter.com



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    Re: .300 Ackley Magnum

    They are older hardened heat-treated dies...But if he can do it, and it's nowhere bear the price of custom dies, and he can do it in a timely fashion, I will definitely go that route!

    Thanks Pro!
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    Re: .300 Ackley Magnum

    The 300 Ackley Mag is basically a 300 WBY with the curves ironed out, I like that concept a lot more than the venturi design, not that it makes any difference ballistically...

    Ackley himself stated "Loading data is same as for the .300 Weatherby" in his book "Handbook For Shooters and Reloaders" (my copy of the book is an original 2nd printing 1963 , I also have his vol.2 1st printing 1966)

    you should not have any problems obtaining reloading info, every single reloading manual has 300 WBY data......


    here's a pic I took for ya from the book ..... his take on the 300 Impoved Magnum Ackley


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