Broken RCBS shell holder

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Firetec, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. Firetec

    Firetec Active Member

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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.
     
  2. bbutturff

    bbutturff Well-Known Member

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    No but contact them. I'm pretty sure they will replace it.
     

  3. gunpower

    gunpower Well-Known Member

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    I have had a few bad shell holders, from torn rims to having the hole off center.RCBS replaced them with no questions asked.
     
  4. bbutturff

    bbutturff Well-Known Member

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    RCBS contact info:

    RCBS Operations
    605 Oro Dam Blvd
    Oroville, CA 95965
    1-800-533-5000
    email us at rcbs.tech@atk.com
     
  5. Firetec

    Firetec Active Member

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    Thanks, I will call tomorrow.
     
  6. Nimrodmar10

    Nimrodmar10 Well-Known Member

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    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. :)