What dies to get for .338 lapua magnum reloading?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by cirionrc, May 24, 2013.

  1. cirionrc

    cirionrc New Member

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    Well was shopping for dies for my rcbs rock chucker and there are bushing neck sets and seating die sets. What dies do i need? I have a guy gonna show me the ropes but wanna have all the equipment there.

    RCBS Neck Bushing Die Set .338 Lapua


    RCBS Gold Medal Seat Die 338 Lapua



    Will i need both of these?
     
  2. robert6715

    robert6715 Well-Known Member

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    If you want the best dies for your 338LM then get these Redding Competition Bushing 3-Die Neck Sizer Set 338 Lapua Mag other dies will work but I think the others will agree that its hard to beat the Redding competition dies. These dies support the case thru the sizing and seating process-making some very concentric and accurate ammo. Just make sure that whatever bushing die you go with to remove the expander.


    Hope this helps Rob
     

  3. Nimrodmar10

    Nimrodmar10 Well-Known Member

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    Cirionrc
    If you decide to go with the RCBS Gold Medal Seating Die, you'll have to have Huntington make you a set of top punch/guide dies for the 338. They are not a standard item, but they can make them for you in just a few weeks. Nice folks at Huntingtons.

    Rob
    The Redding Competition NS dies that I have don't have neck expander buttons, so you must have the correct bushing size.