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Unread 10-30-2012, 09:02 AM
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338 Edge Die Question

I'm having an Edge built and am looking to buy the die set I need.

Can I just buy a neck sizing die and bullet seating set? Or will I need the FL sizing die as well?
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    Unread 10-30-2012, 09:51 AM
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    Re: 338 Edge Die Question

    Your eventually going to have to get something to to size the body down.
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    Re: 338 Edge Die Question

    FWIW, Defensive Edge has 338 Edge dies in stock.
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    Re: 338 Edge Die Question

    You can use the neck sizer and seater dies of any 338. Conventional wisdom suggests you will need a body die for a 338 edge or a 375 rum with expander removed at some point. I have several hundred pieces of brass fired 4 times and counting without resizing the body.
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    Re: 338 Edge Die Question

    I recommend a custom die maker. They will take your reamer, several fired cases and a couple new cases and produce a die that is perfect for that rifle. Jim Carstensen, Neil Jones and Hornady to name a few.
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    Re: 338 Edge Die Question

    338RUM die set and a 375RUM with the expander removed works just fine and is the cheapest solution.

    I have about $65 invested in my 338 Edge reloading die set.

    btw. Tapered expander in the Lee 338RUM set works very well sizing up 300RUM brass. Much better than the expander buttons of other makers.
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    Re: 338 Edge Die Question

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    338RUM die set and a 375RUM with the expander removed works just fine and is the cheapest solution.

    I have about $65 invested in my 338 Edge reloading die set.

    btw. Tapered expander in the Lee 338RUM set works very well sizing up 300RUM brass. Much better than the expander buttons of other makers.
    Which Lee set do you use, the Pace setter?

    Also, do you use a 375 FL die from Lee as well?
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