338 Edge. Is it possible???

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by mkf350, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. mkf350

    mkf350 Well-Known Member

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    I'm wondering if it would be possible to use a 7mm RUM redding bushing die with .338 bushings to size .338/300 cases? I own a 7mm RUM and am hoping not to have to purchase dies from redding for the .338/300($175 /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif) Plis I would not have to wait for them to make them /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif. Could I also use a .338 RUM
    bullit seater die or do I need a .338/300 die?
    Thanks
     
  2. sniper2

    sniper2 Well-Known Member

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    The 338 RUM dies are much cheaper and very usable...not saying other options will not work... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     

  3. mkf350

    mkf350 Well-Known Member

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    Is it possible to use standard .338RUM. Do you use a spacer similiar to .38/357 and 44spl/44.mag dies? If full length dies are used it would not resize bottom would it? Does this cause a problem?
     
  4. sniper2

    sniper2 Well-Known Member

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    I neck size only...You can get a machinist to ream standard .338 RUM sizer die to where it neck sizes...
     
  5. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    i don't think you can use a 7rum die with 338 bushings unless you have the bushing area of the die reamed down to where the shoulder would be the 338 size.

    i just recieved a 300rum FL sizer from forster with a 362 neck.when you push the 300 brass out to 338 and put a bullet in it, the neck of a loaded round will be around 365.

    i got a blank 338 seating die from wilson that my smith will just run the 338/300 chamber reamer into for a seater.

    yes you can use standard 338rum dies to size and seat the bullets. just position the die in the press the appropiate distance farther up in the die.