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Which reloading dies for the .338 Edge?

 
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Old 11-21-2009, 04:53 PM
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Which reloading dies for the .338 Edge?

Hi all -

With all these awesome .338 caliber cartridges (thinking specifically about the .338 Edge), what/whose reloading dies are folks using?

I used to use a RCBS "Competition" bullet seating die for my .300WM and *really* liked it b/c it was sooo easy to use/adjust as well as simply feeding bullets into the case mouth. I think it's now called the "Gold Medal" something something... Are folks using these for the big .338 Edge?
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Old 11-23-2009, 04:43 PM
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Re: Which reloading dies for the .338 Edge?

Contact Shawn Carlock of Defensive Edge rifles. he sells the dies.
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:42 AM
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Re: Which reloading dies for the .338 Edge?

Is Shawn the *only* place to get dies? Are they strictly custom order from a machine shop?
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:32 AM
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Re: Which reloading dies for the .338 Edge?

No, not the only place. Just the most convenient, and he can answer any questions you might have on the EDGE.
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Re: Which reloading dies for the .338 Edge?

I'm considering an edge as well , If it were me I would do 2 things 1st call redding myself just to check the price from them. 2nd I would call jim see at center shot rifles his # is (715) 884-2128 he told me that you can use a set of .338 ultra dies and I think that their somewhat cheeper he is a great fella to talk with he has always answered my questions and I haven't bought anything from him yet.

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Old 11-25-2009, 02:56 AM
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Re: Which reloading dies for the .338 Edge?

Thanks for the replys!

My thought was that if i go the .338 Edge Way, maybe i could use the RCBS Gold Medal .338 Ultra bullet seater die (.338 is .338 after all) and figure out my options for full-size and neck re-sizing dies.

Initially i was thinking of the most convenient "precision" bullet seater.

However, i'm also interested in which sizing dies are *best* as related to case/neck sizing given the specifics of shoulder angle/body taper for the Edge.

I'll contact Mr. Carlock/Mr. See for their professional opinions.

Thanks again!
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Re: Which reloading dies for the .338 Edge?

I load for the 300 RUM which is the parent case for the EDGE. I use a Redding Type S bushing neck die and body die. If I was going to rechamber for the EDGE I would just get another bushing for that neck and get 375 Ultra brass and neck it down. This of course requires neck turning, but is the way to go IMO. No fire forming required. I believe the 338 RUM bullet seater could be used but that case is a little shorter than the 300 RUM. If it was too short to seat the longer 338 bullets into the 375 (or 300) case, you could get the 300 seater with the 338 insert.

Also, I'm not sure yet if the FL die is a better option over the neck and body dies. The FL die would be just one sizing step.

Something to think about.

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