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    Default priming the .480 Ruger

    Of those of you reloading the .480 Ruger, which shellholder are you using? My LEE documentation clearly specifies a shellholder for this caliber, but I find the fit rather snug. It seems to be less of a problem on the press than in the Auto Prime.
    Any suggestions?

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    I have a hornady shellholder and it works great. I'm not sure what the p/n is.

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    I second Paul's choice. The dies are the best too. Jim

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    Default how are you priming?

    I saw the Hornady shellholders in my Midway USA catalog, but I don't believe the one I saw will fit my autoprime. I guess I could grind/drill it into submission, but that seems like a hassle.
    What is your priming tool? Are you priming in your press?

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    I'm using the Lee hand primer and I believe I use the 45/70 holder. Jim

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    I use an RCBS hand primer.

    The 45-70 shell holder certainly should work, I'd forgotten about that. The 480 is a shortened 45-70 with a smaller dia rim.

    I wouldn't modify a shellholder unless you have a lathe, and even then it'll be a chore as the shellholders are hardened.

    Forgot to add, I've written up most of my 480 load work here: http://forums.accuratereloading.com/...10309#86810309
    Last edited by Paul H; 11-28-2006 at 11:57. Reason: added link

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