I got my dies yesterday from Defensive Edge. They are Redding dies modified to 338Edge. The box is marked 338 Edge, dies are 338 ultra and 300 ultra. Full length S Bushing die and Micro seater. Rock thought my barrel would be 6-6.5 lbs. I was going to use the Badger FTE brake, but they are just too ugly! That's all I need to purchase for my build. What bullets are you planning on using?
You might consider a Jewel trigger instead of the Rifle Basix. About $100 more but to hear folks who have used both, more than worth the extra cost. I've also heard about a few quality control issues with the Rifle Basix, someone please correct me if I am wrong. Sounds like it will be an awesome rig!
Hmmm, I had a Rifle Basix on an FN bolt gun and man that was a nice trigger. It is a totally different design than a Remington I guess though. Honestly the X Mark that is on the Sendero right now feels pretty good. I had a local smith take it down to about 2-3 pounds and it breaks really nice with no creep. I just figured that it would be a good time to upgrade while everything else was being done.
I have the jewell set @1 3/4#s got to be carefull and not chamber till your ready to shoot but it's pure delight. I've not ever pulled a rifel basics but any more customs for myself will for sure have a jewell.
As for the break that fat basturd looks like it will do a fine job but the aps painkiller has the addition of the top port holes it may hold down the jump a little better ?? my aps looks & preforms great.
Hey, do yourself a favor and go with the fat-bastard brake. I have one on my 338 Lapua and its a big-ol baby now. That brake rules!! Don't forget your hearing protection though!! Also, I would forget about the rifle-basix trigger and go with a jewell. Rifle-basix triggers are a fine addition to any rifle, but I personally believe the jewell to be a bit better. Just ask any 1000yd benchrest competitor what they prefer. From what I can tell, you have a fine rifle headed your way...