WTB 338 EDGE dies

Discussion in 'Reloading Equipment and Components' started by Rugerdiggs, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. Rugerdiggs

    Rugerdiggs Well-Known Member

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    Looking for some 338edge dies, rcbs set up will do or Hornady or a good deal on redding, please let me know what you have
     
  2. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    I'm using a set of Lee Pacesetter 338RUM and a gutted RCBS 375RUM FL die.

    I'd recommend finding something similar.

    Look for something with a tapered expander like the Lee. It makes sizing 300RUM brass very easy.
     

  3. Rugerdiggs

    Rugerdiggs Well-Known Member

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    Ok thanks, how often you fl sizing them?
     
  4. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    I anneal and FL size every couple firings. My chamber is set so that a FL size isn't working the brass very much.

    I also FL size after expanding the neck of fresh brass. Sometimes while expanding, the shoulder bulges over the body. The Lee tapered expander helps but doesn't eliminate it. A quick trip through the FL die cures everything.
     
  5. Rugerdiggs

    Rugerdiggs Well-Known Member

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    Still looking if you have some or know where i can get a set, Shawn at DE has some for $265 but hoping to get some used ones.
     
  6. continentaldrifter

    continentaldrifter Active Member

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    you will be searching for a long time, spend the money, have them forever and start loading
     
  7. bigbuck

    bigbuck Well-Known Member

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    +1 I have used RCBS for a long time and I decided to try a Forester Competition seater die and boy is it nice. I purchased shawns reloading video and he recomended Redding type s sizer die with bushings and it feels like driving a brand new car compared to my RCBS dies . I would go ahead and save for the redding and you will be glad that you did if you want to save a little money and still have quality then see what Forester .338 Edge dies will cost . just my op.
     
  8. ultraedge

    ultraedge Well-Known Member

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    Whidden's Gunworks makes bushing type dies for the .338 EDGE. Gary
     
  9. Rugerdiggs

    Rugerdiggs Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, talked to John at Whidden and have a set of bushing dies with micro seating adjuster on it