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Old October 12, 2011, 10:44 PM   #1
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AARGGHH I did it again!

I was all excited to finally get to sit down and load a few rounds for my new 45-70. I pulled my brand new dies off the shelf only to realize I forgot to pick up a shell holder

I would happily pay the extra few bucks if they would just include the shell holder in the die set.

I have done this 3 times now.
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Old October 12, 2011, 10:57 PM   #2
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I feel the same. Charge an extra dollar and include the shell holder. It would make sense to me.
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Old October 12, 2011, 11:26 PM   #3
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Old October 13, 2011, 12:20 AM   #4
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Not a plug for Lee Dies but I believe their dies all come with the correct shell holder. Or just buy a set of Lee shell holders. The set will (at a guess) cover 90% of what most people load. I think RCBS makes a similar set.
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Old October 13, 2011, 12:33 AM   #5
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Idk. I ordered the lee set with collet die and seater and didnt get a shell holder.

I already had a hornady seater so the lee seater went away. You cannot beat theirr sliding sleeve seater for the money imo.

I have also gone to forster bump neck bushing dies. Great stuff.
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Old October 13, 2011, 10:43 AM   #6
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I bought the Lee pack of 11 different shell holder back in the early 90s... I think I paid under $15 for it. Over the years, I've filled out my die collection with mostly Lee dies, but it's always handy to ensure that I've got a shell holder when I need one so the set comes in handy.
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Old October 13, 2011, 11:32 AM   #7
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Most die sets don't come with a shell holder because so many different calibers use the same holder. If you load .45, .30-06, 7mm, 8mm, .243, and .308 as I do, you will end up with six shell holders.
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Old October 13, 2011, 09:30 PM   #8
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It would not bother me a bit to have multiples of shell holders because I could keep a shell holder in each box of dies. Plus I would avoid events like what happened to night where I had to go to several different stores and finally found the last one in our town.
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Old October 15, 2011, 02:54 PM   #9
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Grubbylabs:

What if you had, like me, many calibers with a 30/06 base. If the die set contained the shell holder you would have multiple shell holder of the same size.


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Old October 17, 2011, 07:12 PM   #10
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I find it the most convenient to have a shell holder in each box of dies. That way I don't have to worry, the right shell holder is in the box and I can just put it in the press and load. I like the Hornady dies for many reasons but one is that they have a shell holder in the box. As it turns out it is a great place to put a shell holder.
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