300 WinMag Neck Sizer for 30-338

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  1. Utah Shotgunner

    Utah Shotgunner Well-Known Member

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    Is there any reason that I should not use a 300WinMag neck sizing die for the 30-338?

    I will have to spin it in the lathe and shorten the base to get it to size the entire neck, but I can't think of any other issues?

    I checked CofW and it looks like it should work.

    Thanks,

    Mike
     
  2. DougH9

    DougH9 Well-Known Member

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    I did just that and it works fine (I needed a die while my Redding dies were getting fixed). I simply took my RCBS neck die to a bench grinder.

    I am thinking about doing the same to a Hornady FL sizer because it sizes the bases down more than the Reddings.
     

  3. Utah Shotgunner

    Utah Shotgunner Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Doug.

    I'll take it to my machinist buddy as that is alot of grinding.

    Ok, to follow this up, can I use the .300WinMag seater die?

    Again, I see no reason it will cause a problem, particularly with the long bullets I plan to use.
     
  4. DougH9

    DougH9 Well-Known Member

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    Yes...the 300 win. seater works fine. As far as the grinding, rotating it on a bench grinder works just fine (it is only a neck die, there is a little clearance there).

    To clarify my last post, re. modifying the Hornady FL die: I meant I am going to grind off the top of the die (as opposed to the bottom of the neck die), where the neck is sized, as to create a lower body die.
     
  5. larrywillis

    larrywillis Well-Known Member

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    If you're having problems reloading any belted magnum caliber, be sure to visit our website before grinding up your old resizing dies. There are much better solutions out there.

    - Innovative
     
  6. Utah Shotgunner

    Utah Shotgunner Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the information. Re-using stuff I already own it always a plus.