Dies for 338 edge?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by 300WSMMAD, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. 300WSMMAD

    300WSMMAD Well-Known Member

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    Hi Guys
    Is it possible to modify 300RUM dies to suit 338-300RUM AKA 338 EDGE.

    For example using 300 RUM bushing die but instead of 30 cal bush use a 338 bush?

    Any info on this appreciated

    Regards 300WSMAD
     
  2. cody finch

    cody finch Well-Known Member

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  3. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    Good question. I've wondered about this also with the Redding bushing neck dies.
     
  4. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    I believe the shoulder junction would be too small using an unmodified 300RUM die. You would need to machine that point to make it work. I believe this modification is what Shawn Carlock does. I have a set of bushing dies from Shawn and they work very well.

    I recently purchased a Lee Neck Collet die set for the 338 Edge but have not had a chance to play with it yet. That die set was $55 and took 6 weeks for the custom die. I sent them 2 fired brass and 2 300gr SMK's and recieved the collet neck die and a seating die.

    HTH,

    AJ