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Old 01-21-2008, 09:28 PM
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the 338 edge will fit in a rem 700 it is about the same as a 338 lapua
you neck up a 300 rum to 338 we are getting a 300smk up to about 2800fps
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Old 01-22-2008, 10:24 PM
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No problem forming cases from other.. but prefer necking down or such.. but not fireforming.
We are building alot of 338 Edge AIs, which drive 300 gr SMKs at 3000 fps AND will work well in a 700 action. Case capacity has room for 115 grains of powder
As a bonus to our clients we have had hydroform dies made and will 98 to 99% preform casings for you, so all you then need to do is load and shoot them.
I hate fireforming brass too!
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Old 01-23-2008, 05:15 AM
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338 Edge

Hi just get a 338 Edge fits perfectly in a rem action just neck up 300 ultramag cases or neck down 375 ultramag cases and shoot. It is perfectly balanced with 300gr sierra's and the new 265gr alloy tipped Wildcats.

Don't go with a 378wby case they are to big. the 338 Lapua works but the edge is a better fit.

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Old 01-23-2008, 09:37 AM
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Can you explain how the hydro form dies work??

They sound like they may be what I'm after.

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Old 01-23-2008, 06:28 PM
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the 378 wby case is the biggest that will go into a 700 action. the edge improved would be about the same thing. i guess the 378 could be improved also but not recommended for the 700 in that version.

i'm with wild bill and using the regular 300UM case. the edge will do everything that needs to be done.
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Old 01-23-2008, 07:03 PM
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I have a 338 Laupa on a Rem 700 Action set up for a 3.9" OAL..


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Old 01-24-2008, 12:58 AM
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Can you explain how the hydro form dies work??

They sound like they may be what I'm after.

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Incredibly simple actually.
You prime your cases with FIRED primers, this seals the primer pocket, fill the cases with water, insert the casings into the die and put pressure on a caliber specific rod that forces the water to hydraulic the cases to the internal dimension of the dies. The rod can be hammered to generate the force to hydraulic the cases to shape, I am building a press specifically for this purpose to maintain more control on the forming.
After you empty out the water, deprime and bake the brass to get it dry.
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