Custom size die question.

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by lovdasnow, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. lovdasnow

    lovdasnow Well-Known Member

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    Ok, i have a 338-378 improved (a 338-378 weatherby with the shoulder blown out to 37 degrees) that i want to buy a custom FL size die for.

    I called redding and they were very helpful, but it would be around 5 months to get it. I also called CH and it would be 6-8 months.

    so anyone know where you can get it done in a quicker time period? say 3-8 weeks?

    thanks guys, jon
     
  2. dirtball

    dirtball Well-Known Member

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    If you have the reamer print for the 338-378 imp, you could have Dave Kiff at PT&G make you a resize reamer for a bushing die (3-5 weeks) and order a Newlon blank bushing die, they use Redding, RCBS bushings (probably in stock) and you or your smith make your own. This is what I did with my own version of a 338 LM Imp.

    Dave


    Newlon Precision
     

  3. BountyHunter

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    Call Neil Jones and ask how fast he is right now. Normally 30-60 days.

    Absolutely best dies around. google neil jones custom dies.

    BH
     
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  4. lovdasnow

    lovdasnow Well-Known Member

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    thanks a lot. i've thought about this and talked to my smith, but i wanted to look around and see if i get it done a little easier.

    did you get your die hardened when you were done?


     
  5. lovdasnow

    lovdasnow Well-Known Member

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    i'll call him tomorrow, thanks for the heads up.



     
  6. dirtball

    dirtball Well-Known Member

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    I like your idea better than mine!!
    Next Time I will call Neil.

    Thanks
    Dave
     
  7. lovdasnow

    lovdasnow Well-Known Member

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    ya just checked out his site, seems pretty good if his timeline is that fast.
     
  8. dirtball

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    I have not yet, has been working fine, but was going to send it with a couple of barrels to get Melonite Treated.

    Dave
     
  9. LRHWAL

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    Not sure what they can do, but I'd try Forster.
     
  10. lovdasnow

    lovdasnow Well-Known Member

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    talked to neil this morning, and that's the way i'm going. sounds like an awesome die, without a huge wait.