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Old 11-03-2008, 06:54 AM
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priming 408 Cheytac case

For those on here that shoot a rifle based on the 408 Cheytac case, how are you installing primers when reloading ? Do they sell a priming tool that will handle this big case, or do you need to modify something ? Also, what reloading press are you using ? I am looking at the RCBS Ammomaster. Anyone using this press ? I do not have a rifle yet, just trying to sort out specifics first. Any other specifics on reloading gear for this case would be appreciated.
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Re: priming 408 Cheytac case

I do not have my rifle yet, so this is purely theorectical. I use the RCBS hand priming tool which uses a standard shell holder out of the press. It is my plan to use it for priming. The tool is pretty good. I have noticed if you use a primer pocket uniformer, it seems to run out of stroke when trying to seat all of the primers with a consistent pressure.
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Re: priming 408 Cheytac case

I have a 408 and a 338-408 the rcbs hand priming tool will not work. I use my rock chucker press to prime the cases its a slow process
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Re: priming 408 Cheytac case

I too use my press. It isnt a big deal since it is a relatively low volume job.
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Re: priming 408 Cheytac case

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I have a 408 and a 338-408 the rcbs hand priming tool will not work. I use my rock chucker press to prime the cases its a slow process

Actually it will work after you grind off the area that interferes with the shell holder (the shell holder is HUGE!). You will also need to dremel out the bottom of the hole in the shellholder so it fits correctly in the hand tool. 10 minutes total and you are in business.

That is what I did and it works fine. I have 2 shellholders, one that I leave in the RCBS priming tool and one I use for the press.
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Re: priming 408 Cheytac case

The RCBS tool will work without mods, I found a regular sized shell holder that fits the .408 at a local gunshop.


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Re: priming 408 Cheytac case

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I have a 408 and a 338-408 the rcbs hand priming tool will not work. I use my rock chucker press to prime the cases its a slow process
So a rock chucker press is big enough for a 408 case?

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