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#6247816 - 04/04/16 05:18 PM Resizing 30-06 for 338-06
Hunter Gatherer Offline
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Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 164
Can anyone tell me what equipment I need for taking new 30-06 brass and resizing it for a 338-06? Thanks!

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#6247819 - 04/04/16 05:20 PM Re: Resizing 30-06 for 338-06 [Re: Hunter Gatherer]
ChadTRG42 Offline
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Registered: 09/16/09
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Run it up into a 338-06 die with LOTS of lube in the neck, and the expander ball should open up the case mouth. I'd recommend a Hornady die, since they have a tear drop shaped expander, and it makes necking up/down very easy. Going from .308 to .338 is .030", which is a fairly large step in one process. If you wanted to do it in 2 steps, you could get a .323"/8mm (8mm-06) die/expander and that will make it easier and smoother.
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#6247830 - 04/04/16 05:34 PM Re: Resizing 30-06 for 338-06 [Re: Hunter Gatherer]
Cast Offline
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Registered: 12/14/08
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I resized a bunch of 308 into 338 Federal which is comparable. Easy greasy using my homemade spray lube.
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#6247876 - 04/04/16 06:07 PM Re: Resizing 30-06 for 338-06 [Re: Hunter Gatherer]
Michael W. Offline
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Registered: 11/22/10
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I have done about 100 case from 30-06 to 338-06 Ai and like Chad said use lots of lube. I find that sizing die wax works
best for me. Go slow.
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#6247900 - 04/04/16 06:18 PM Re: Resizing 30-06 for 338-06 [Re: Michael W.]
ChadTRG42 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Michael W.
I find that sizing die wax works best for me.


+1, Me too!
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#6248358 - 04/05/16 07:19 AM Re: Resizing 30-06 for 338-06 [Re: Hunter Gatherer]
APynckel Offline
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Registered: 01/14/13
Posts: 115
Loc: Houston Tx
I would definitely anneal before upsizing if you have the ability. Imperial sizing wax is my go to case lube.

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#6248429 - 04/05/16 08:28 AM Re: Resizing 30-06 for 338-06 [Re: Hunter Gatherer]
kmon1 Offline
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Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 21059
Loc: Texas
When necking up or down use new unfired brass.
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#6248432 - 04/05/16 08:30 AM Re: Resizing 30-06 for 338-06 [Re: Hunter Gatherer]
RiverRider Offline
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Registered: 11/11/07
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Kmon, wouldn't annealing before necking up be just as good? If not, why?
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#6248500 - 04/05/16 09:20 AM Re: Resizing 30-06 for 338-06 [Re: Hunter Gatherer]
GLC Offline


Registered: 02/25/09
Posts: 4361
Loc: Burleson Texas
I turn quite a few cases of fired brass from .308 to 7mm08 but I anneal first. But in this case i am necking down not up.
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