Whidden or Redding Dies for 338 Edge?

curtiscd

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Just as the title states, I am looking for opinions on Whidden FL bushing dies with micrometer seating die, or Redding Type S FL bushing dies with micrometer seating die. I currently run nothing but Redding in all other calibers, but I can actually purchase Whidden dies for cheaper in this caliber.
Any thoughts/ opinions would be appreciated.
 

MagnumManiac

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I have the Redding type s neck die, body die and comp seater.

I mainly use the neck die, then the body die. Never had a case separation yet. I am on my 5th load in one batch of brass.

I don’t know enough about Whidden dies to comment, but have heard great things.

Cheers.
:)
 

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I use a redding 300 RUM sizer with the correct bushing for my edge and since I load for a 338 RUM also I use the 338 RUM redding comp seater die. I do have two sets of whidden dies for wild cats and they are really nice but my edge dies were not to bad on price
 

FEENIX

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Just as the title states, I am looking for opinions on Whidden FL bushing dies with micrometer seating die, or Redding Type S FL bushing dies with micrometer seating die. I currently run nothing but Redding in all other calibers, but I can actually purchase Whidden dies for cheaper in this caliber.
Any thoughts/ opinions would be appreciated.
Not in the chambering you are asking but I have a John Whidden made me a custom made dies for my 30 LARA out of 3 fired brass off my rifles chamber chamber. They are awesome dies and pleased with it. I also have a hydraulic forming die to go with it.
 

waspocrew

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I've got a set of Whidden dies for my 6.5 Sherman and I've been impressed with them. For my 338 RUM build, I just picked up a set of Redding match dies after reading so many great reviews. Hopefully I can compare the quality soon.
 

boscodog

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I have the whidden 338 Edge full length and seater dies, they are really nice! after several hundred rounds I have yet to stick a case, they are like glass inside.. unlike the two Redding dies I originally had! I changed over because I kept sticking cases in BOTH Redding dies I had.

Tom
 

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