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30-338 Lapua - Necking down 338 to 30cal

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Unread 04-06-2009, 11:20 AM
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30-338 Lapua - Necking down 338 to 30cal

I need a bit of help sourcing the dies for necking down .338 Lapua case necks to .30cal.

I've been following the guide on 6mmbr Loading for the 30-338 Lapua

It's the Hornady die in step one that I'm confued over...Is it this die without the expander mandrel in?

Any help greatly appreciated.

Cheers Tiff

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Unread 04-06-2009, 06:52 PM
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Re: 30-338 Lapua - Necking down 338 to 30cal

Can't help you out with the die in question but I can tell you what I do.

I neck 338 Lapua cases down to use in my 7mm AM and I use a Redding 338 Lapua Competition-Bushing neck sizing die and take it down in 4 steps with increasingly smaller neck bushings and have never lost a case or even slightly done any damage to necks doing it this way.
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