338 EDGE Dies?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by silvercreekguide, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. silvercreekguide

    silvercreekguide Well-Known Member

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    Which ones would be the best/ which one would you get?

    Defensive Edge die set $265

    Shoot-Long.com Deluxe 3 die set $230

    Shoot-Long.com 2 die set $155
     
  2. dieseldoc

    dieseldoc Well-Known Member

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    I use a set of Redding dies from Kirby Allen and concentricity is held to .0015 or less, can't get much better than that, also that off Redding T-7 press.
    So I would go with Defensive Edge set up.gun)
     

  3. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    Use a set of Lee 338RUM for expanding, neck sizing, shoulder bumping, and seating.

    Use a gutted 375RUM for full length sizing.

    You can get both sets for less than $60.

    Lee has a great tapered expander that is real easy on the neck.
     
  4. silvercreekguide

    silvercreekguide Well-Known Member

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    Geargrinder, would that be as accurate as the ones that I listed?
     
  5. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    I got excellent results from mine.
     
  6. silvercreekguide

    silvercreekguide Well-Known Member

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    Thanks a lot geargrinder
     
  7. bullfrog

    bullfrog Well-Known Member

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    I bought the Redding die set from Defensive Edge. I love 'em. Makes very accurate handloads. They even come with the proper neck bushing already installed.
     
  8. D.ID

    D.ID Well-Known Member

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    I am doing the same thing Geargrinder is.......just using hornady dies.
     
  9. silvercreekguide

    silvercreekguide Well-Known Member

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    So would I need to buy any extra parts to do it this way?
    Thanks Mike
     
  10. D.ID

    D.ID Well-Known Member

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    Just buy a set of 338 rum dies and a full length sizing die for the 375 rum and remove the expander.
     
  11. joe0121

    joe0121 Well-Known Member

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    I think I will try Forster BR seater and neck sizing Die for 338 RUM and A decent 275 Rum to FL size the body. I have no experience using bushing type dies for neck sizing I normally use the Lee Collet die but I dont think it would work for the edge.
     
  12. ultraedge

    ultraedge Well-Known Member

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    Whidden's Gunworks makes excellent .338 EDGE dies. Give them a call at 229-686-1911. Gary
     
  13. Swamplord

    Swamplord Well-Known Member

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    I use the 2 die set ftom ShootLong for my 338 Edge
    Have loaded some very accurate loads with the 300 gr Accubonds
    I doubt that the competition micrometer or bushing dies would improve my loads any, but would be nice to have
     
  14. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    I just ordered a set from Defensive Edge. I feel Shawn has has the edge figured out as well as anyone.

    Jeff