Re: 338 Lapua Brass-- Advise on die set.
Let me rephrase my post abit. Thanks guys for the input. Would like to continue using my old Rockchucker and where I live getting a die reamed out would pose a problem.
A little of subject, but I'm in western NY along the PA state line. This is a rural area, eg; its a 70 mi round trip to the grocery store, we don't have a paved road, side walks or street lights. Nearest neighbors are about 2 mi in any direction. Many days the only vehicle to pass my house is the mail man. Hunters paradise, deer in my yard so often the dogs don't bother to bark at em anymore. Good turkey pop. Bears are plentiful, in the yard, peeking in the windows, tearing the doors off my storage shed and making a mess of my apple trees. Huge bears, 500-800# monsters are taken yearly. BTW; my user name is not referring to black bears, but that's another story. About 45 min to the west is Alleghany National Forest, 100 sq mi of public land. Not perfect--no elk. Probably not what comes to mind for most when they think of NY.
Back to subject- Purchasing a die or set of dies is really no big deal at this point. Can you really get away from the expander plug, how do you deal with that new bag of brass with the case mouths all outta round. May not find that with Lapua brass, but common with Win and Rem. Would you run them over the plug and then use the bushing die. Is it necessary to turn the necks to get the full benefit of a bushing die. Next tension from what I've read is experimental, where to start--.003-.004???? Can I expect a higher quality hand load, with superior consistant accuracy?
Bad shoulder, thinking bout a lead sled. Anybody with any experience with one.
0 degrees here this AM, still have this sling on from from rotator cuff surgery (two more weeks) and I'm bored stiff.