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Unread 09-23-2008, 07:32 PM
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.338 Edge Users- advice sought

I am building a .338 Edge on a Sendero action and stock and have a couple of questions.

1- I will use Nosler Custom 300 RUM brass- what do I need to open the neck up to .338?

Do you use a plain old .338 neck die or is there a special trick

2- What sort of dies do you recommend? I will get a reamer and gauges from Pacific tool and gauge- do you use neck dies only or a body die or both, bushing dies etc?
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    Unread 09-23-2008, 07:53 PM
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    Re: .338 Edge Users- advice sought

    Use a Sinclair expander body,#NT-EXP, and a expander mandrel #NT-A33,
    to expand to 338 cal. Easiest way to do it. Parts will cost about 27.00 plus shipping. Sinclair's # 800-717-8211
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    Sorry, forgot to respond to other question about dies. Order them from Shawn Carlock of Defensive Edge.
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    Re: .338 Edge Users- advice sought

    Regarding your item 1: If you are going to load it on the hot side, I'd recommend shying away from the Nosler brass. Its pretty soft and the head expands, loose primer pockets, occur long before any of the usual pressure signs appear. Unless they have changed things.

    That was my experience.

    But, my last batch of Remmy brass did the same thing.:confused:
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    Re: .338 Edge Users- advice sought

    I use Remington brass with Redding Bushing Dies.
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    Interesting re the Remington Brass, thanks for the input.

    So this is the expander I need?

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    And on of these mandrels in .338?

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    Thanks again
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    Re: .338 Edge Users- advice sought

    I use the Neck turning mandrel to size up.

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    It is .001 smaller than the other, so you get .002" neck tension.

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