cutting a die to make a wildcat

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by jfseaman, Jun 28, 2014.

  1. jfseaman

    jfseaman Well-Known Member

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    I want to shorten a 375 RUM die to 26 Nosler length.

    I'm sure I can come up with something on my own but I'd be grateful of hearing the experience of others.
     
  2. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    I chuck them up in the lathe and use good carbide inserts on my heaviest tool to cut them and bevel all the edges then hit them with some 600 grit wet dry to give them that final polish on the edges. Any more I just have the print go to Whidden when I order the reamer and I have the correct dies show up at the same time as the reamer.
     

  3. Edd

    Edd Well-Known Member

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    You don't care that the body will be .0025" too small and the shoulder angle different by 5°?
     
  4. jfseaman

    jfseaman Well-Known Member

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    Of course I care. Just thinking. It would also push the base/web junction. Just toying with ideas.