338 lapua shell holder?

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  1. MTDOGGER

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    i just bought some new lapua brass and a #37 RCBS shell holder, well anyway i went to reload them for the first time and the brass would not fit into the shell holder, i miked it and going by hornady the inside rim should be .521 and the brass was .515 so it should have worked. anybody ever have this problem or is their a different shell holder that i should be using? thanks in advance
     
  2. Akiona

    Akiona Well-Known Member

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    Use # 14
     

  3. SBruce

    SBruce Well-Known Member

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    I believe the #14 is the one. Supposedly, the #37 is for Norma brass?
     
  4. MTDOGGER

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    thanks guys i appreciate your help, ill have to get that then.
     
  5. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    Dont know if this will help,I have 338 NM, I use #48 rcbs works great
     
  6. Larry87

    Larry87 Well-Known Member

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    I bought Lapua brass and the same thing happened to me. The Reloading dies' box (RCBS) says #37 but it actually was #14. Luckily the local reloading store had it.
     
  7. RockZ

    RockZ Well-Known Member

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    Lee #8 will work as well.