I just joined this site a few days ago hoping to get to know some fellow hunters and learn some reloading tips from them. I hear this site got some knowledgeable members.
Anyway i am having a 338-06 made and i wanted to get some info ion it. I have already asked Murphy a few questions but i thought i put these questions out in the open to get some more info.
I have loaded some ammo for 338-06 but when i open the 30-06 cases to 338 caliber and seat the bullets, the bullets are hard to get in the brass. as a matter of fact the bullets get shaved a thin layer before they sit in the brass. i have measured the brass mouth and it seems to be right and the expander ball is the right size too. I use RCBS 2 piece die set.
one thing i notice when i resize 30-06 to 338 is that no matter how many times i run them through the resizer there is still a good amount of resistance, of course not as much as the first running but about 25% of the original resistance when i open them up.
i am mostly interested in shooting the 225 and 250 grain only, so should i go with Any specific measurements to tell my gunsmith about the dimensions and twist rate to handle the 250 grain bullet???