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RCBS shell holder won't work

Post by uhjohnson » Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:05 pm

just bought an RCBS #19 shell holder for loading my 30 Remington and the case will not go in. What holders can i use from the different manufactures

thanks
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Re: RCBS shell holder won't work

Post by Phyrbird » Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:52 pm

Here you go:

https://www.grafs.com/uploads/technical ... ile/15.pdf

https://www.buffaloarms.com/shell-holder-chart

I've noted some of the "Remington" cases are a little sloppy around the rim, Grafs too. :evil: There are several shellholders just a little larger that work just as well. Look up the SAAMI case dimensions PDF file to make a choice. The dimensional data is important for reloaders to have anyway.... :ugeek:
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Re: RCBS shell holder won't work

Post by uhjohnson » Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:03 am

Thanks Phyrbird

I checked all my loading die boxes that didn't have holders marked on them and found an RCBS#19 in a 35 Win SL that worked. I have three other RCBS 19's that don't
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Re: RCBS shell holder won't work

Post by Phyrbird » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:06 pm

Suggest you connect w/ RCBS, if they are like many other manufacturers in our chosen hobby they may take dramatic warranty action. I've had Ruger do considerable work on one of my babies, they charged Nada for parts & fitting of a cylinder. I only was out shipping for purloined parts. Weaver has offered refurbishment on some of their older K series scopes for ridiculous fee. Franklin Arsenal did not just replace a broken part they sent the whole unit new.
The mis-fitting holders could be replaced for free. You may have to send them a case & the holders, but, hey, if their stuff is out of spec they do make good....
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Re: RCBS shell holder won't work

Post by cantgrowup » Thu May 23, 2019 7:02 pm

Well, that's not very comforting. I just ordered two RCBS #19 shellholders to use in loading my new .30 Rem Model 81. I always order two shellholders so that one can remain in the press, and one in the primer tool. I just ordered a bunch of .30 Rem from Graf, so if the shellholders won't fit, RCBS is going to hear from me... and not in a good way!

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Re: RCBS shell holder won't work

Post by Phyrbird » Thu May 23, 2019 9:44 pm

AAWWW, be nice, Mom always said you get more flies with sugar than vinegar. :lol: :twisted:
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Re: RCBS shell holder won't work

Post by Bandersnatch » Sun May 26, 2019 8:12 am

Any Shell holder that fits .40 S+W will fit .30.
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Re: RCBS shell holder won't work

Post by kenhwind » Mon May 27, 2019 10:52 am

I just looked in my Lyman reloading manuals and it looks like the 6.8 SPC and .30 Rem have the same rim diameter with 0.001 difference.
Lyman has a shell holder compatibility chart and the Lyman #15 is the same for 6.8 SPC; 40 S & W; & 30 Rem.
The chart lists the Redding #5, which is what I use as the same for 6.8 & 40. the chart doesn't list 30 Rem.

But the chart lists a RCBS #27 for the 40.

If you're using the Graf's / Quality cartridge brass make sure the brass isn't out of spec.

There is some variations in the dimensions and cases and shell holders, and while listed as interchangeable this isn't always the case. I've experienced this with the .38 Super W-W brass.
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