Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Reloading

Reloading Techniques For Reloading


Reply

Dies for 338 RUM

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-14-2013, 08:07 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Damascus, MD
Posts: 857
Dies for 338 RUM

I'm getting a Remington 700 Sendero SF 338 RUM and I'm looking at some dies to reload for it.

On my twin Remington 700 Sendero SF 7mm STWs I use a Forster Bench Rest Full Length Sizer Die and a Forster Ultra Micrometer Seater Die. I really like them and get great results at the range with my reloads.

I do not think Forster makes a Bench Rest Full Length Sizer Die or an Ultra Micrometer Seater Die for the 338 RUM.

So I have been looking at Redding dies and in particular the Redding Type S Match Bushing 2-Die Set and the Redding Competition Bushing 3-Die Neck Sizer Set.

Redding Type S Match Bushing 2-Die Set 338 Remington Ultra Mag

Redding Competition Bushing 3-Die Neck Sizer Set 338 Remington Ultra

What would you get? Also, I can't figure out if the Redding Competition Bushing 3-Die Neck Sizer Set resizes?

I also have never used a die with bushing in it so can someone instruct me how they work? Do I need to buy the bushings separately and if so where and what size?

Thanks!
__________________
Remington 700 Sendero SF 7mm STW
Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP EBR-1 MOA Reticle Scope

Remington 700 Sendero SF 7mm STW
Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP EBR-1 MOA Reticle Scope

Remington 700 LSS .257 Weatherby Magnum
Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP EBR-1 MOA Reticle Scope
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-16-2013, 05:33 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Damascus, MD
Posts: 857
Re: Dies for 338 RUM

Quote:
Originally Posted by gamehawker View Post
I'm getting a Remington 700 Sendero SF 338 RUM and I'm looking at some dies to reload for it.

On my twin Remington 700 Sendero SF 7mm STWs I use a Forster Bench Rest Full Length Sizer Die and a Forster Ultra Micrometer Seater Die. I really like them and get great results at the range with my reloads.

I do not think Forster makes a Bench Rest Full Length Sizer Die or an Ultra Micrometer Seater Die for the 338 RUM.

So I have been looking at Redding dies and in particular the Redding Type S Match Bushing 2-Die Set and the Redding Competition Bushing 3-Die Neck Sizer Set.

Redding Type S Match Bushing 2-Die Set 338 Remington Ultra Mag

Redding Competition Bushing 3-Die Neck Sizer Set 338 Remington Ultra

What would you get? Also, I can't figure out if the Redding Competition Bushing 3-Die Neck Sizer Set resizes?

I also have never used a die with bushing in it so can someone instruct me how they work? Do I need to buy the bushings separately and if so where and what size?

Thanks!
Anyone?

Thanks!
__________________
Remington 700 Sendero SF 7mm STW
Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP EBR-1 MOA Reticle Scope

Remington 700 Sendero SF 7mm STW
Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP EBR-1 MOA Reticle Scope

Remington 700 LSS .257 Weatherby Magnum
Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP EBR-1 MOA Reticle Scope
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-16-2013, 11:04 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Fort Morgan, Colorado
Posts: 325
Re: Dies for 338 RUM

When I had my Sendero SF in 338RUM I used a standard set of RCBS dies and it was more accurate than I could shoot a big magnum (sub .25MOA) I just don't see the need for expensive dies unless maybe the rifle is a problem child that doesn't seem to work with the regular ones.
__________________
Dennis
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-16-2013, 11:17 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Worland, Wyoming
Posts: 551
Re: Dies for 338 RUM

I have had issues with my standard redding dies for my 338 rum. I wasn't able to seat the berger 300 gr otm deep enough into the case to fit my magazine. I even purchased the vld seating micrometer and it still didn't work. I called redding and they were no help. I bought a new set of rcbs dies and put my redding die into the metal lathe and fixed their screw up. I seat my 300 gr to magazine length at 3.670 and they shoot great. I didn't have the seating problem with accubonds or barnes tipped triple shocks.
__________________
Remington model 700 300 RUM LH 26" rem ss/blued receiver lam stock 215 Berger @3025/180 NAB @3300
Remington model 700 338 RUM LH 27" Broughton 5C 225NAB@3300 /300gr Berger@2830
Savage LH 22-250
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-17-2013, 09:27 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 138
Re: Dies for 338 RUM

I have never regretted buying the redding competition dies. I always end up with a set for my guns, sometimes I start with "regular" dies, but end up with the Comp dies before long. Less working of the case, less bullet run out.............. They are a little tough to pay for but after that it's all good.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-19-2013, 08:24 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Clarksville, TN
Posts: 15
Re: Dies for 338 RUM

I bought a Forster Micro seater die in 375 Rum, called Forster & got a 338 Lapua seater stem, removed 375 stem & screwed in 338 stem. I get almost no runout. If I remember right, I caught the seater die on clearance at Midway for around $55.

I use a 338 rum RCBS neck die & a 338 rum Redding Body die when shoulder needs bumped.

Odd mix & match, but works for me.

Just checked at Midway, 375 rum forster seater die is now a special order item, $69.99 I'm sure you could find it somewhere else in stock.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Current Poll
How Many Different Cartridges Do You Reload For?
ZERO, all factory ammo - 8.00%
349 Votes
1 - 2.80%
122 Votes
2 or 3 - 14.57%
636 Votes
4 or 5 - 20.33%
887 Votes
6 or 7 - 14.87%
649 Votes
8 or 9 - 8.66%
378 Votes
10 or more - 30.77%
1,343 Vote
Total Votes: 4,364
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC