Are Lee and Hornady Shellholders interchangeable?


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Balrog
December 14, 2009, 01:11 AM
Can I juse Lee shellholders on a Hornady single stage LNL press? Or do you have to use Hornady shellholders on a Hornady press?

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shaggy430
December 14, 2009, 01:16 AM
Shellholders are interchangeable.

evan price
December 14, 2009, 02:47 AM
Nearly all modern shellholders are the same type of attachment. Some really old shellholders are different, but we're talking really old here.

Bear in mind that the numbers don't always match up- for example an RCBS #2 and a Lee #3 are the same, and a RCBS #3 and a Lee #2 are the same. Odd? It gets weirder from there. There's charts on the web that decode which fits which calibers.

UltimateReloader
December 14, 2009, 01:19 PM
There are slight differences. Hornady shellholders have larger diameter holes for the primer punch for instance.

gearheadpyro
December 14, 2009, 10:52 PM
+1 UltimateReloader

These two are not interchangeable. I cannot use Lee shellholders in my Hornady Case Trimmer because the anvil is too large to fit through the hole.
I can use Hornady shellholders in my Lee presses, but priming on the press is very difficult as the priming lever has way too much slop in the larger hole.

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