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Unread 06-16-2013, 03:08 PM
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Broken RCBS shell holder

This morning while sizing some brass, I tore (broke) a #14 rcbs shell holder. The upper ring tore away without a bunch of pressure on it. Have any of you had a problem like this? The shell holder was bought new this year.
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    Unread 06-16-2013, 04:49 PM
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    Re: Broken RCBS shell holder

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    This morning while sizing some brass, I tore (broke) a #14 rcbs shell holder. The upper ring tore away without a bunch of pressure on it. Have any of you had a problem like this? The shell holder was bought new this year.
    No but contact them. I'm pretty sure they will replace it.
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    Re: Broken RCBS shell holder

    I have had a few bad shell holders, from torn rims to having the hole off center.RCBS replaced them with no questions asked.
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    Unread 06-16-2013, 08:17 PM
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    Re: Broken RCBS shell holder

    RCBS contact info:

    RCBS Operations
    605 Oro Dam Blvd
    Oroville, CA 95965
    1-800-533-5000
    email us at rcbs.tech@atk.com
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    Re: Broken RCBS shell holder

    Thanks, I will call tomorrow.
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    Re: Broken RCBS shell holder

    I'm guessing you were reloading 338 Lapua Mag with Hornady brass. With the 338 Lapua, you have to use different shell holders with different brass. The #14 works with Lapua brass but not with Hornady or other brands. With these other brass, the extracter groove slope hits the lip of the shell holder before the base of the case hits the bottom of the shell holder, putting pressure on the lips. This eventually breaks the lips.

    If I'm completely off base, ignore this post.
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