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Old 04-26-2006, 09:31 AM
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.338 Lapua dies??

with things starting to come togethar I really need to get my dies ordered. I have a Montana Action and couldnt decide which dies to get? any advice would be great?

full size, neck, competition etc.???
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Old 04-26-2006, 02:08 PM
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Re: .338 Lapua dies??

Full lenght is a must.

would recommend the Forester Bonanza BR dies. comes with micro seater. $40 and Jim Carstenston will convert the FL sizing die to bushings.

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Old 04-26-2006, 08:16 PM
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Re: .338 Lapua dies??

Bounty Hunter, can you expand on why it should be a full-length sizer? I full-length size my 338 lapua cases after each firing but have been wondering if I should buy a neck sizer after reading the various posts here. Thanks.

Traks44, I use an RCBS comp die with a .364 bushing. It's the only one I've ever used though as I'm pretty new at this as well. So hopefully others with their experience will help you out.

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Old 04-26-2006, 11:24 PM
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Re: .338 Lapua dies??

Traks44,
I just got a AR-30 .338 lapua. After many questions, I went with the Forster Ultra BR Micro dies, and they seem very good so far, only loaded 20 rds. Might have to take it out this weekend for the first time!!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
You can get them from midway for about $80 I think, a good deal for a micro set. The plus of a micro set is the ablility to load different bullets without losing your most accurate oal for either.
As far as Full length goes, I just do a partial resize (neck-size) with the full-length die instead of buying a neck sizer. Doing this, or neck sizing, will almost always give you better accuracy, because the cartridge is centered in the chamber, which in turn centers the bullet with the bore. This gave me < 1/2 moa @ 100yds with my 257wby cust. I will see if it works for the bigger (338lap) will start load development soon; I dont see any reason for it not to.

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Old 04-27-2006, 08:20 AM
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Re: .338 Lapua dies??

I will be expecting reports from the AR-30 [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

Man I cant wait to get my gun all put togethar!!!
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Old 04-27-2006, 07:51 PM
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Re: .338 Lapua dies??

Just, i think you'll find that just about all of the experienced or competetive shooters will full length size. especially the bigger rounds.

Traks, are you building a 338 lapua? i'm in the middle of putting one of those together myself.
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Old 04-27-2006, 08:22 PM
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