I have a 338 Federal on the way, a rebuild from MGM from an old Win 670 .243. This is going to be mainly a reloaded ammo weapon. I don’t have a warm fuzzy from the 338 Fed stamped brass that is out there, so i was thinking of getting a couple thousand 308 Lapua Brass cases and split them for use in the 308 W and 338 Fed.
Is there a good way to permanently mark the outside of the case to indicate a difference,? I have thought of burning "338 F" into the side with a laser as it doesn’t remove much brass but the setup is expensive (because the case is round) and i can’t find anyone who would do it for me that already has a machine. Does anyone have any ideas or other methods?
I have also thought of (please finish reading this before you freak out) Removing some material from the base of the round where the Head Stamp is. I would only go deep enough to remove the “308 Win Lapua” down to the deepest part of the stamp, (only taking off the raised part of the stamp)…anyone have any experience with this?