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Unread 01-04-2010, 08:23 PM
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Case Prep

Can someone please walk me threw case preperation for my 338 edge? I need help so I do not blow my face off!! J/k Thanks

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    Unread 01-05-2010, 04:36 PM
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    Re: Case Prep

    Hi Darrin,

    Pardon my asking, but what's your reloading experience thus far? Just like to know what you have to build on here.

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    No worries I actually considered putting my experience in the post. I have been reloading for two years. Started with my 243 and my 300wm. This will be the first time I am necking anything up
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    Re: Case Prep

    Necking up is a pretty straight forward process, and a lot less trouble than necking down. So, you're ahead of the curve on that one. You can usually neck a case up using standard dies, particularly if you use a tapered expander ball. Personally, I prefer the mandrel type expander as sold by Sinclair, and I would imagne some other specialty makers. Better support there, IMHO. Beyond that, once the cases have been necked up, I'd run them through a standard resizing die and proceed with your normal case inspection/prep process as usual. I haven't worked with the Edge, so I don't know just how much fireforming is taking place there. Perhaps someone with a bit more personal time on an Edge might give you some advice here. Beyond that, you shoupld be ready to load as usual from that point.

    Check out the Sinclair catalog (available online, too) and you'll see the stuff I've mentioned here. Hope that helps.

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    Thank you Kevin, I really apreciate it

    Darrin
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    Re: Case Prep

    I have been reloading about 5 yrs, and consider myself to be about a sophomore in the art. I have a number of .50 BMG cases with ring-crimped primers. Can someone please tell me if those can be removed so that I can reload the cases? I can't seem to find that info anywhere.
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    Re: Case Prep

    Shawn Carlock could probably answer your questions. He's a little tough to reach but I'm sure he could help
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