Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Reloading

Reloading Techniques For Reloading


priming the 30-378

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-31-2012, 10:31 AM
Bronze Member
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Hegins, Pa.
Posts: 66
priming the 30-378

hello, I have the older (round trays) lee priming tools and my 30-378 cases don't fit in the throat of the priming tool. Will they fit in the newer lee priming tool. I have the proper shell holder I think #14. Thanks for the replies.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2012, 03:56 PM
Official LRH Sponsor
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Posts: 2,267
Re: priming the 30-378

You will need to open up the throat of the tool with either a mill, dremel, or like piece to accept the larger cases. The shell holder is not the problem, the holder is.

I think I have one laying around that I opened up a few years ago. I broke the ear off the piece where your thumb pushes against to seat the primer and I never replaced it. I use my bench primer for everything now. Let me know if you want my old one and I'll send it your way..

"Character is who you are when nobody is watching"
Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2012, 06:36 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: utah
Posts: 3
Re: priming the 30-378

yes the newer model XR is much bigger where the shell casing goes in my 338-378 fits in it just fine although I have not actually used it to prime any cases yet because my rifle is still at the smiths being assembled, I plan to very soon though !!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2012, 10:13 PM
Bronze Member
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Hegins, Pa.
Posts: 66
Re: priming the 30-378

Thanks for the replies. I'll try opening mine up and see how it goes. If I run
into trouble with it maybe ill take you up on the offer. Thank you
very much Joel for the offer. I used the primer tool on the press
and it worked well. I'm just starting to break the rifle in today
and was surprised how little it recoiled with the brake. Happy New Years
to everyone.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 11:28 AM
Bronze Member
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 87
Re: priming the 30-378

I had to dremel mine out for my Edge also.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Current Poll
Do you archery hunt for elk?
YES - 32.00%
72 Votes
NO - 51.11%
115 Votes
Not yet, but I plan to. - 16.89%
38 Votes
Total Votes: 225
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:23 PM.

Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC