What shell holder for 338/378

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Gnome!, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. Gnome!

    Gnome! Well-Known Member

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    Just a curious question for you more experienced re-loaders out there. I have purchased a Universal set of Lee shell holders and as you know it covers a great range of calibers but does not state on the card provided with it what shell holder to use for the 338/378.

    I asked the dealer from where I bought my gear from what holder I should use as the per the card in the set as the Die set states the use of the #14, he replied with using the #8 and all should be good. OK I thoughts, and I checked it out and it seems to be a lil on the loos side.

    Here is where I get a lil miffed... I have a FL Die Set for the 338/378 Wby Mag and on the case sticker it says;
    Group A:
    Use Shell Holder #14

    Are the tolerances in the #8 Shell holder looser than that the of #14? Should I chase down the #14 or will the #8 be safe enough to use.

    To me as I'm a bit fastidious regarding my gear, I'm leaning towards chasing down the #14 so that I know in my own mind that everything is correct.
     
  2. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

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  3. Gnome!

    Gnome! Well-Known Member

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    Excellent :) Thank you so very much for this Mikecr. Now I shall order a couple in :)