priming the 30-378

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by PaLuke, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. PaLuke

    PaLuke Well-Known Member

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    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.
    PaLuke
     
  2. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Official LRH Sponsor

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    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..
     

  3. wheatmiester

    wheatmiester Member

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    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 !!
     
  4. PaLuke

    PaLuke Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  5. nwkman

    nwkman Well-Known Member

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    I had to dremel mine out for my Edge also.