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I would love to learn the ins and outs of it too, enough that I feel I could get the dies/tooling and at least have half a chance at making a good 30 cal bullet, then a 338 cal later.
Might be best to visit one of the guys doing this and educate yourself a little quicker that way. I might try and look for someone up here doing it before I jump into it, I hope there is someone.
Would be nice not to have to wait on custom bullets because of availability etc, but I'm thinking it would take years to actually pay for the equipment to make a bullet unless you sold a bunch to help with the cost.
I think the good Nemi dies are around 3-4 K, so like JB said, 5 large to get started more than likely.
Benchrest central is another, and probably the best place to post a topic like this, several people making/have made bullets post there.
[/ QUOTE ] The big problem is the jackets. The best die maker is Nemi. The chances of getting good jackets in .338 are next to Nil. Corbin Corbin
has vary good books on the subject. Spivey (J4) is about the only game in town for jackets, Unless you can get some from a jacket maker like the guy @ Grizzly. You will have to get setup to make jackets. for that I would call Richard Corbin and talk to him. My experience with his brother has not been good. The link if it works is for David and not for Richard. Lets give it another try for Richard"s RCE
I hope that works. Nemi is really high end. you could say the best. Another is a guy in La. Bullet Swage Supply. I don't know if he has a web site but he runs ads in PS magazine or used to. His dies are good and don't break the bank ( I have two sets of his dies I've made alot of .224 and .243 bullets off of. I got dies from Dietz but I don't know if they are still being made, same with Roahsach (sp?) in Texas. The dies I have from Corbin where made by Richard before he and his brother split the sheets. I will say this in passing about Dave Corbin be vary careful in dealing with this man. Richard is a class act on the other hand. Before you do anything along the lines buy the set of books that Dave Corbin sells and read them, more than once? I will tell you guys that I would much rather shoot bullets made by someone else than make my own, because of the problems getting good jackets.