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

 
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Old 02-28-2010, 07:52 AM
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Re: How do you I set up 338 RUM dies for the Edge

I am just asking, why can't you use a lyman M die to expand the neck to 338 and then use a Redding full lenght bushing die in 300rum to resize . I don't use the expander ball in any of my dies anyway just a bushing. May build me an edge one day so I will need to know. Dan
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Old 03-01-2010, 06:15 PM
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Re: How do you I set up 338 RUM dies for the Edge

Does any one know if this will work. A lot of people have looked but nobody has ansewered. Dan
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Old 03-01-2010, 11:23 PM
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Re: How do you I set up 338 RUM dies for the Edge

Removing the bushing from a 300 die will not work the thru hole is too small even without the bushing. Other notes, yes you can use the 338 RUM die set backed off for a while but at some point you will start to get sticky cases both in chambering and extraction from the bottom .096" of case that is never sized. This may take several loads 5-6 or more but it will happen at some point. Some may think it is not necessary but in the end I believe in using the best tool for the job. Buy a set of 338 Edge, 338-300 Ultra etc dies and be happy. You can order from RCBS, Redding or we have them, but I suggest getting a set from someone.
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Old 03-02-2010, 06:39 AM
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Re: How do you I set up 338 RUM dies for the Edge

Thanks for the reply Shawn. Now we know from the master of the edge. When I need them I will be in touch. Dan
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Old 03-02-2010, 01:06 PM
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Re: How do you I set up 338 RUM dies for the Edge

You can step down 1 or 2 calibers with the Redding neck bushing dies, but not up in caliber. For example, I use a Redding 338 RUM neck bushing style resizing die on my 25 RUM cartridges - being careful to back off the neck bushing so it doesn't imprint on the shoulder. And a 300 RUM neck bushing style resizing die can be used for 7mm RUM or my wildcat 25 RUM. Moving up in caliber can result in the larger caliber bullet being trapped in the shoulder coning area of the die - preventing it from ever contacting the neck bushing.
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Old 03-20-2010, 04:21 PM
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Re: How do you I set up 338 RUM dies for the Edge

A redding 300 ultra full length die with a swapped out bushing works for my 338 edge
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Old 03-20-2010, 04:41 PM
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Re: How do you I set up 338 RUM dies for the Edge

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A redding 300 ultra full length die with a swapped out bushing works for my 338 edge
Interesting. That's the very thing Shawn said would not work. Hard to figure unless Redding spit out some dies with slightly different shoulder cone diameters, where the bullet has to slip past the shoulder cone before reaching the neck bushings.
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