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Old 09-21-2011, 01:32 PM
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Re: best press for 338AX and other large calibers

From what I have read, depending on bullet 3.7" to 3.85".

Its also will the 338ax fit in the shell plate of the Coax.

I have already emailed Forster, but haven't heard back yet.

I was hoping someone here had a Forster Coax and used 338ax and could explicitly tell me/us.

But there again, Kirby's new Raptor 300 has a OAL of 4.100"

It makes it difficult to decide which press to go for as I haven't made a final decision on the round yet.

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Re: best press for 338AX and other large calibers

When I step up to the .338/.408 I'll be reloading with one of these. CORBIN PRESS I'm sure other presses will work, but most aren't nearly as tough. Good luck.
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When I step up to the .338/.408 I'll be reloading with one of these. CORBIN PRESS I'm sure other presses will work, but most aren't nearly as tough. Good luck.

Yes, I looked at that as Kirby mentioned Corbin had been trying to get him to buy one.

CSP-1 - S-PRESS, with punch holder, handle retainer - $598.00
CSP-2 - Mega-Mite Press without floor stand - $998.00

But for some reason, I changed my mind ;-)

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Re: best press for 338AX and other large calibers

I've found another press manufacturer. Looks interesting as well.

http://rceco.com/MN.asp?pg=products&specific=81&from=36 - $435

http://rceco.com/MN.asp?pg=products&specific=86&from=36 - $295

But this link http://rceco.com/MN.asp?pg=basicinfo indicated Richard Corbin in Phoenix, OR as opposed to the Dave Corbin of White City, OR on the Corbin website. Interesting.

Anyone here have these or had any feedback on them ???

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Re: best press for 338AX and other large calibers

I don't think the Co-Ax press comes close to being long enough. Looks like 3.3" might be about it for full length sizing. Seating a round will probably be around 3.5" with some fiddeling, so I don't think there's enough in there to get it. But I do know at least one guy that loads 340 WBY mags in one, and that's about 3.6", and the press will do all the full length H&H cases. A lot of that just depends on where the die ends up in the press. Otherwise the window is a little over 4". Be nice if you knew somebody that had one close by to see if you could do it.
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Re: best press for 338AX and other large calibers

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I don't think the Co-Ax press comes close to being long enough. Looks like 3.3" might be about it for full length sizing. Seating a round will probably be around 3.5" with some fiddeling, so I don't think there's enough in there to get it. But I do know at least one guy that loads 340 WBY mags in one, and that's about 3.6", and the press will do all the full length H&H cases. A lot of that just depends on where the die ends up in the press. Otherwise the window is a little over 4". Be nice if you knew somebody that had one close by to see if you could do it.
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Well that's supposed to be the positive of the internet. Changes the local gun club knowledge into a worldwide one. Providing people engage and share.

At the moment, i haven't seen anyone that has a 338AX respond.

I'm going to search and PM them and I will point them back here to see if they will give their personal setup and feedback.
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Well that's supposed to be the positive of the internet. Changes the local gun club knowledge into a worldwide one. Providing people engage and share.

At the moment, i haven't seen anyone that has a 338AX respond.

I'm going to search and PM them and I will point them back here to see if they will give their personal setup and feedback.
I'm in Indiana, so if your close by; your more than welcome to see if you can get it done on my press.
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