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Shell Holders
Posted by on 13 March 2017 09:41 AM

Our Turret Presses, Reloader Press, Breech Lock Hand Press, Classic Cast Presses and Breech Lock Challenger press all use Universal Shell holders to hold the case on the ram. The appropriate holder comes with all Lee Dies (except RGB). For those that desire it, we offer a full set consisting of 11 shell holders that accommodate over 115 calibers. This set comes in a green plastic container. View the Universal/Press shell holder set.

The Lee Hand Priming Tools use unique shell holders made specifically for it. The numbers on them correspond with those on the Universal Shell holders that are made for use in presses. However, they differ in the sense that the Hand Priming Tool shell holders do not have a bottom lug that is present on the Universal holders. This was not done to sell more shell holders, it was done to prevent the tool from having to pass a primer through the total distance of the lug. This would have resulted in a less accurate tool and one that would have required a much greater distance for the lever to travel to seat a primer. While some people purchase the proper Hand Priming Tool shell holder when they load a different caliber, we do offer a set that contains the holders and comes in a red plastic container. View the Hand Priming Tool shell holder set.

Each set consists of 11 shellholders which fit over 115 different calibers. In both sets, the shellholders included are 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10,11 & 19. Numbers 6,12,13,14,15,16,17,18 & 20 are not included for they fit very few calibers. They are available individually. See the list below to reference the cases in which the holders fit. In the case where two numbers are listed, the first is considered the better fit. This list outlines the appropriate numbers for both the Hand Priming Tool and Universal shell holders.

Rifle

# 4- 17 Rem
# 4- 204 Ruger
# 20- 22 Hornet
# 20- 22 K Hornet
# 3- 22 Savage
# 2- 22 BR
# 6- 218 Bee
# 12- 22 PPC
# 3- 219 Zipper
# 10- 220 Swift
# 4- 221 Fireball
# 4- 222 Rem
# 4- 222 Rem Mag
# 4- 223 (5.56mm)
# 2- 224 Clark (22/257)
# 10- 225 Win
# 2- 22/250
# 2- 240 Weatherby
# 2- 243 Win
# 5- 243 WSSM
# 2- 6mm Rem
# 2- 244 Rem
# 2- 6mm Int'l
# 2- 6mm/284
# 2- 6mm/06
# 12- 6mm PPC
# 4- 6 x 47 (6mm/222M)
# 2- 25/284
# 2- 25/06
# 6- 25/20 Win
# 2- 250 Savage
# 3- 25/35
# 2- 257 Roberts
# 5- 257 Weatherby
# 5- 303/25
# 2- 6.5mm 06
# 2- 6.5x47mm Lapua
# 2- 6.5mm x 57
# 3- 6.5 x 55 Mauser
# 10- 6.5 Jap
# 5- 6.5 Rem Mag
# 2- 6.5 Carcano
# 5- 264 Win Mag
# 21- 6.8 Rem SPC
# 2- 270 Win
# 5- 270 Weatherby
# 5- 270 Win Short Mag
# 2- 280 Rem
# 2- 7mm/08
# 2- 7mm BR
# 4- 7mm TCU
# 3- 7 x 30 Waters
# 2- 7 x 57mm Mauser
# 5- 7 x 61 Sharpe & Hart
# 5- 7mm Rem Mag
# 5- 7mm Win Short Mag
# 5- 7mm Weatherby
# 5- 7mm Dakota
# 5- 7mm Ultra Mag
# 2- 284 Win
# 3- 7.5mm Schmidt-Rubin
# 7- 30 M 1 Carbine
# 3- 7.65 x 53 Arg Mauser
# 12- 7.62mm x 39
# 16- 7.62 x 54 Russian
# 3- 30 Herrett
# 4- 300 AAC Blackout
# 3- 30/30 Win (30 W.C.F.)
# 2- 300 Savage
# 21- 30 Remington
# 2- 308 Win (7.62 NATO)
# 5- 30/40 Krag (30 U.S.)
# 2- 30/06 Springfield
# 5- 300 H & H
# 5- 300 Weatherby
# 5- 300 Win Mag
# 5- 300 Ultra Mag & Norma Mag
# 5- 300 Win Short Mag
# 5- 308 Norma Mag
# 5- 303 British
# 2- 7.7 Jap
# 3- 32 Win Special
# 3- 32 Win Self Loading
# 6- 32/20 (32 W.C.F.)
# 3- 32/40 Win
# 2- 8 x 57 Mauser
# 2- 8mm/06
# 2- 8mm Mannlicher Schoenauer
# 5- 8mm Rem Mag
# 17- 8mm Lebel
# 16- 8 x 56 R Hungarian
# 8- 33 Win
# 5- 338 Win Mag
# 5- 338 Ultra Mag
# 25- 338 Lapua Mag
# 5- 340 Weatherby
# 8- 348 Win
# 2- 35 Rem
# 5- 35 Win
# 2- 35 Whelan
# 5- 350 Rem Mag
# 3- 356 Win
# 2- 358 Win
# 5- 358 Norma Mag
# 3- 375 Win
# 5- 375 H & H
# 5- 375 Weatherby
# 5- 375 Ultra Mag
# 14- 38/40 Win
# 3- 38/55 Win
# 8- 40/82 Win
# 5- 416 Rem
# 8- 416 Rigby
# 18- 43 Mauser
# 17- 43 Spanish
# 14- 44/40
# 11- 444 Marlin
# 8- 45/70 Govt
# 5- 458 Win Mag

Handgun

# 1- 22 Rem Jet
# 15- 25 ACP
# 1- 256 Win Mag
# 19- 30 Luger
# 19- 30 Mauser
# 4- 32 Short Colt
# 4- 32 Long Colt
# 4- 32 S & W
# 4- 32 S & W Long
# 7- 32 ACP
# 4- 32 Colt N.P.
# 4- 380 Auto
# 19- 9mm LUGER
# 1- 38 S & W
# 1- 38 Colt N.P.
# 19- 38 Super Auto
# 19- 38 ACP
# 1- 38 Short Colt
# 1- 38 Long Colt
# 1- 38 Special
# 1- 357 Mag
# 2- 357 Auto Mag
# 19- 40 S & W
# 19- 10mm AUTO
# 1- 41 Long Colt
# 19- 41 Action Express
# 9- 41 Mag
# 11- 44 S & W Special
# 11- 44 S & W Russian
# 11- 44 Mag
# 2- 44 Auto Mag
# 2- 45 Auto (ACP)
# 11 & 14- 45 Colt
# 11- 454 Casull
# 5- 455 Webley
# 15- 5.7x28
# 12- PPC
# 13- 45 Auto Rim
# 3- 45 Win Mag
# 14- 45 Schofield
# 14- 460 S&W
# 16 (Hornady Brass) & 5 (Remington Brass)- 480 Ruger
# 5- 475 Linebaugh
# 11- 50 Action Express
# 16- 500 S&W