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Old 05-19-2006, 03:14 PM
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I am new to hand loading, as well as to this board, please have patience.

I have a Herters press, dies etc passed down from my father in law who has taught me to hand load. While I have a couple of original herters shell holders, I am trying to track down the numbering sequence for the holders so I can add to and replace my worn ones. Does anyone have a reference list or know which number applies to which caliber. I am familar with the 30-06 holder, but the rest I am fuzzy on. I would like to locate original herter or replacement holders that would fit my press without using the adapters. Any idea, beyond Ebay where to locate the holders would be helpful also.

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Old 05-19-2006, 04:17 PM
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Check with the reloading mfgr's - many of them made adapters for the Herter press so their shell holders would fit. I'd check out RCBS, Redding, Lyman and Hornady. Not sure Lee ever made them.
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Old 05-19-2006, 09:47 PM
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Vega Tool is the place.
http://www.vegatool.com/

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Old 05-20-2006, 06:49 PM
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Ditto,Vega tool is the place to go.
I can give you the few that I have:
#1 30'06 etal
#2 30/30
#3 30/40
#4 22 Hornet
#7 45/70
#15 30 Carbine
#19 9 MM Luger
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Old 05-22-2006, 06:11 AM
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Thanks for the information. I will check at Vega. Can anyone verify that a #5 is for 223?

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Old 05-22-2006, 04:38 PM
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Thanks for the information. I will check at Vega. Can anyone verify that a #5 is for 223?

Brad

Yes it is... if you click on the site it will take you to it. Here is a short cut for you to go right to the holder menu.

http://www.vegatool.com/purchase.html
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Old 05-22-2006, 06:12 PM
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Yes it is... if you click on the site it will take you to it. Here is a short cut for you to go right to the holder menu.

http://www.vegatool.com/purchase.html

Just be sure that you don't have a Model 9 or 3M press,as those took the screw-in shellholders.
You frequently see Herter's shell-holders listed on eBay and sometimes they go reasonable.
You would be smart to get yourself an old Herter's catalog from 1974 up,as you will find a lot of information on accessories.
I have 2 of the Model 3's and was lucky enough to lay in a lifetime supply of shellholders.
These are very strong presses but have no provision for catching spent primers and you end up chasing them.
I also would recommend that you don't use the press to seat primers as it's easy to apply too much force when you seat them.
I use a Lee's hand priming tool.
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Old 05-23-2006, 05:54 AM
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Thanks for all the advice, I really appreciate it. I have been having some failures with the primers. They were not seating correctly and jaming the cartridge in the shell holder. I did decide to use an alternative, the hand priming looks to be the best. I also have a Model 3. I did see one at a gun show that had been welded, must have cracked at some time. I could not imagine the amount of force that was required to make that happen.
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