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How do you I set up 338 RUM dies for the Edge

 
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Old 02-20-2010, 01:17 PM
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How do you I set up 338 RUM dies for the Edge

So, looking for some advise or suggestions from guys that are actually using the RUM dies for their Edge. I hear people say they just "back them off" but that doesn't sound like very precise adjusting. Just looking for a little help and don't see the need to spend $200 on dies that are 0.10" longer.

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Old 02-20-2010, 01:50 PM
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Re: How do you I set up 338 RUM dies for the Edge

That's the only advice I could give. Back the resizing die away from the shell holder until the shoulder is barely set back on the 338 Edge fired case. The shoulder is about ~0.070" longer/forward on the 338 Edge compared to the 338 RUM - thus the need to back the resizing die ~0.070" away from the shell holder in the press.
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Old 02-21-2010, 09:04 PM
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Re: How do you I set up 338 RUM dies for the Edge

0.070 is quite a ways. Has anyone had trouble chambering rounds in there EDGE that aren't resized to the full length?
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Old 02-22-2010, 04:52 AM
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Re: How do you I set up 338 RUM dies for the Edge

My brass has been neck sized 5 times and still chambers easy.
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Re: How do you I set up 338 RUM dies for the Edge

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Back the resizing die away from the shell holder until the shoulder is barely set back on the 338 Edge fired case.
This is what I do. With new .338RUM dies and .300RUM brass I set the die far enough down to fully open the neck and contact the shoulder and then slightly back it off so as not to bump the shoulder until it has fully fire formed to my chamber. Then after every firing I keep track of when the bolt meets any resistance, then I set my die to that and ever so slightly bump the shoulder till the bolt meets a faint amount of resistance. Then the die is set for my rifle's chamber.
After every step I run the brass through the rifle to check it's fit. Just make sure to wipe all the lube off before chambering each time.
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Old 02-26-2010, 10:39 AM
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Re: How do you I set up 338 RUM dies for the Edge

I am new to the edge and am currently aquiring all the components needed for a build.
Do I need the FL .338 RUM sizing die or just the neck sizing die?
Also, I have a set of 300 RUM dies, could these be modified to use for the 338 edge?
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:47 PM
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Re: How do you I set up 338 RUM dies for the Edge

I dont think you are going to economicaly going to change your 300 RUM dies to 338 Edge dies.

I currently use the standard 338RUM dies for my 338 Edge. The lock ring on the body of the die is adjustable. You simply thread the body into the press only enough to work with the Edge. When you find the right spot (just a teeny tiny touch of the shoulder) then you thread the lock ring down snug to the press and tighten the set screw to the die.

So far this method has worked for me flawlessly.
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Please just answer one very simple question. Why would anyone shooting long range load a low BC , low SD 168 gr offering in a 300 win???????

My answer to this is. The only reason is to make the 7 RM look good. There is no other reason.

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