Originally Posted by BountyHunter
He has several versions of the 338 AI reamers on record. The version he likes personnally and recommends for no neck turn and 300 gr smks is one designed for the Texas gunsmith Speedy, ie the name "speedy version." If you want details, recommend you call or email him. He will be more than happy to answer any detailed questions. He told me that is the best version he has seen and been dealing long time with him so I went with that version.
It can be finish or resize, or both and your choice. I order the finish myself simply have a FL size die made by Neil Jones from the reamer print or fired brass if a true wildcat. if a standard, I use a body bump die from Redding and have Jim Carstenson from JLC precision make it a FL size die with should bump and bushings for $70.
Hornady will make a FL size die from the reamer or fired cases also. I am going to try them one this one to see how they work.
Beware of buying any wildcat die "off the shelf". Too many versions with the same name and they often will not work unless you have exactly the same chamber finish reamer, which is unlikely.
The "Speedy" version is mine. We did that years ago to develop a BR round that would fight the wind more than the 142 6.5 SMK. The bag manners (as Speedy predicted) were not good in LG competition even with a brake but it shot lights out when given time. I also have several sporters built around it (including one built on a Weatherby using a Tim North fluted tube that Speedy did personally that I would maybe sell that has less than 60 round through it). I also have a fire-forming barrel that we made to form the brass with.
The reamers for this are sitting in my box with the rest my collection. Just remember that this version assumes the use of Lapua brass for a pretty much no turn neck. In mine the necks were only cleaned up a little and the dies were made from the reamers. We pretty much call all of the rounds that were made for me Slowpoke and in this case it is a Slowpoke 338.
I can post a pic of the print is anyone needs to see it.