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Unread 10-23-2007, 12:18 PM
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Lee Universal Decap

I've heard that the Lee Universal Decapping die did not work well with the big magnums. I'm looking to get one, but I want to make sure that the one I get will work with the .338winmag. Anybody have any experience with that?
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    Unread 10-23-2007, 01:00 PM
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    I don't load magnums, but I do have a Lee Universal decap die and measured it.

    The I.D. is .565 inches.
    The max length case it can handle is 2.920 inches, maybe a touch more, assuming you have it set up with the shell holder touching the die.
    Looking at the dimensions for a .338 Win. Mag., it should be all right.
    It will be close on the diameter at the belt though.

    Maybe the folks who had trouble got a "small" die. I don't know what Lee's acceptable tolerances are.

    FWIW

    Matt
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    Unread 10-24-2007, 03:36 PM
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    I use it with a .300 Win Mag which is slightly longer and the same rim/belt diameter. I don't think the neck diameter would make any difference.
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    Unread 10-24-2007, 06:06 PM
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    that's what I was hopin to hear, thanks guys
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    Unread 10-31-2007, 05:31 PM
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    works in the 7ultra mag should be ok for u 2
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