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    Reloading press for 338 lapua mag?

    I currently do all my precision work on a Rockchucker. This looks like it will be too small for 338. However I see reports of people doing this.

    I am interested in the Forster coax press. Is this press also tight for 338?

    What presses are recommended for 338?

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    Re: Reloading press for 338 lapua mag?

    I'm in the same boat as 338 won't work in my Dillon 650. I've been looking at the Forster coax. I think your Rockchucker will work.
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    Re: Reloading press for 338 lapua mag?

    The Rockchucker will work but you might want to look into something a bit bigger to save some effort. The Redding Big Boss 2 is great and has a ton of leverage for sizing the bigger cases. The primer catcher also works a lot better than most presses.

    I have never used the coax press but is a great press and I've never heard any bad reviews.

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    Re: Reloading press for 338 lapua mag?

    Rockchucker works great. What am I missing? I've been loading my .338 LM for a year now with it.
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    Piece of cake for Redding Ultramag
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    Re: Reloading press for 338 lapua mag?

    Originally Posted By: Utahcybercowboy
    I currently do all my precision work on a Rockchucker. This looks like it will be too small for 338. However I see reports of people doing this.

    I am interested in the Forster coax press. Is this press also tight for 338?

    What presses are recommended for 338?


    The RockChucker Supreme will handle the 338LM and the Lee Classic Cast O Frame, will as well.

    I load 338LM on my Dillon 550b and it works fine.

    The Redding Big Boss II is another, as well as the Forster CoAx.

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    Re: Reloading press for 338 lapua mag?

    my rockchucker supreme works great

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    Re: Reloading press for 338 lapua mag?

    Originally Posted By: aloreman
    my rockchucker supreme works great
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    Yah mine works great also.

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    Re: Reloading press for 338 lapua mag?

    Another vote for the Redding Ultramag.

    If you like pinching your fingers and getting blood blisters and swearing when loading get the CoAx.

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    My RockChucker chucks up .338 Lapua like gravy...
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    Re: Reloading press for 338 lapua mag?

    For those that say Rockchucker are you using the standard Rockchucker or the supreme? If standard how awkward is it to place the bullet and to get the loaded round out?

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    Re: Reloading press for 338 lapua mag?

    Originally Posted By: flashhole
    Another vote for the Redding Ultramag.

    If you like pinching your fingers and getting blood blisters and swearing when loading get the CoAx.


    If you're somewhat conscious while you're reloading and remove your hand from the top of your case BEFORE trying to resize them it's a much more pleasant reloading experience. Just my 2 cents... Oh and to the OP, I currently use a CoAx press and load 338 LM with it and it works great! However, if you do wind up getting a CoAx (provided you can find one) just a word of advice... Get the traditional shell holder adapter plate rather than the larger set of LS jaws. Even with the larger LS jaws they will leave scuff marks in the extractor groove (with Lapua brass anyway).

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    Re: Reloading press for 338 lapua mag?

    Originally Posted By: Utahcybercowboy
    For those that say Rockchucker are you using the standard Rockchucker or the supreme? If standard how awkward is it to place the bullet and to get the loaded round out?


    I have the supreme, works well as long as the cases are properly lubed..
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    Re: Reloading press for 338 lapua mag?

    Ultramag for me. Great leverage, plenty of clearance. Like the spent primer trap.
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    Re: Reloading press for 338 lapua mag?

    Originally Posted By: Holtz
    Rockchucker works great. What am I missing? I've been loading my .338 LM for a year now with it.
    +1... I used the supreme... Works fine for almost a year now.. Not a single glitch... Just moved on the a T7....

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    Re: Reloading press for 338 lapua mag?

    "If you're somewhat conscious while you're reloading and remove your hand from the top of your case BEFORE trying to resize them it's a much more pleasant reloading experience. Just my 2 cents... "

    What about seating long bullets. It really turned me off loading 220 grain bullets for my 300 Win Mag. Having to stuff the front of the bullet up into the seat die to ensure enough clearance to align it to the case was a #1 pain in the arse. Simply not enough clearance ... and you have to hold it there until it starts into the case neck. Pinch city!

    I'm not saying the CoAx is an inferior press, it just wasn't designed for the big cases folks shoot today.

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    Re: Reloading press for 338 lapua mag?

    Have started reloading 338LM with the hornady lnl classic press and am having no issues so far.

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    Re: Reloading press for 338 lapua mag?

    I reload .338 Lapua Mag using the Co-Ax press and it works fine.

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    Re: Reloading press for 338 lapua mag?

    Standard rock chucker for depriming and sizing and Wilson dies and an arbor press for neck sizing and bullet seating.

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    Re: Reloading press for 338 lapua mag?

    I have the Redding turret, and works outstanding! JPG
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    Re: Reloading press for 338 lapua mag?

    i use a Lee classic and i have no trouble with loading for the 338 LM for my SRS

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    Re: Reloading press for 338 lapua mag?

    Redding T7

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    Re: Reloading press for 338 lapua mag?

    Redding T7 ... however if you are sure you want to full length resize I would go for Redding Ultramag. Otherwise, with my 338LM Lapua brass I simply neck size and that's it.