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.338 Edge neck expander help!!

 
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:21 PM
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.338 Edge neck expander help!!

I need a larger neck expander replacement or another way to get the neck larger to find OAL. The bullet is held too tight to be able to move with OAL guage.

Tips? Tricks? I have already broken one OAL guage by being stupid. (note to self ,don't wiggle bullet in neck when case is attached to OAL guage...)

Help
Bill
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:37 PM
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Re: .338 Edge neck expander help!!

Don't know if this is what your wanting but this what I use to expand my necks with. Expander Mandrels Not Just for Neck-Turning Daily Bulletin
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:56 PM
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Re: .338 Edge neck expander help!!

Yes, that may work. Thank you.

I was even thinking about putting bullet in a drill and sand it down a bit...lol this is for OAL only of course..lol

Any other tips and tricks would be welcome.

Bill
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:25 PM
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Re: .338 Edge neck expander help!!

When I made mine I took a 300 rum modified case expanded to 338 edge, seated a bullet. Pulled the bullet, wrapped some sandpaper around a ball point pen and turned it in the neck until my bullet dropped threw, Polished the inside with steel wool useing the same method. Cheap, fast, and works good.
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:42 PM
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Re: .338 Edge neck expander help!!

Don't size the whole neck, just bump it enough to hold the bullet.
Since I do not have any fancy tool that is what I do.
I smoke the bullet by the case then run it through my gun. The reason for smoking is to see if the bullet is being pulled back out when cycling.
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:13 PM
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Re: .338 Edge neck expander help!!

Thanks guys, good ideas. Should be throwing some down range shortly.

Thanks again
Bill
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