WELCOME TO THE FORUM.I bought a new #11 shell holder but I can't see what keeps the shell holder on the ram. I 'm lost before I even get started.
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Glad you didn’t think this was too stupid a question to ask! Its not! Getting started, well there’s a steep learning curve and it’s best and safest to ask any question!
Hope you invested in a good caliper, bullet puller too (Your gonna goof eventually) .
So to answer your question. She holders and Rams are universal in their installation. Not at all like tech wars between Apple and Android where each one has their own proprietary charge cable.
The best way to answer your question is with a few simple pictures.
let’s start with your she’ll holder.
notice the red circle…..this is what is going to lock your shell holder in place
Now….on your Ram you’ll see the groove for it As seen here
Place the shell holder in the groove. Its not all the way in and seems like it won’t go in.
Thats because there’s a retaining clip there. This expand as you give the shell holder a stiff push. You’ll definitely feel it snap in place.
your shell holder is now secure in place!
Important notes: Sometimes new shell holders can seem a lil sharp at their top opening; and to compound this, the ram retaining clip can be a bit stiff to on new units. For the most part it depends entirely who made the shell holder.
If Things are so stiff that your thumb starts to hurt….take a stick like a dowel, or something equally soft and give it a stern but calculated push.
I have use the end of a small wrench to do this. You’re just pushing, that’s all.
If that doesn’t work, then take a small block of wood and a lil hammer and tap tap tap in in. I’ve only had to do this once in the last 40 years. In which case, getting em out is a bit easier But a pain in the butt. But I threw that particular shell holder out! If they’re so Tight that you need a tap tap tap from a hammer every time, then they weren’t made right.
Be patient with learning reloading for safety sake and ASK QUESTIONS . Better safe than sorry at the range.
Hope this helps bunches!
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