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Old 09-27-2009, 05:59 PM   #1
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Broken decap pin

Well I finally did it. I have used my Lee Universal decapper on a tub full of pistol cases and one rifle case too many. I picked up some 223 cases at the range today and deprimed all my pistol cases first and then I started on the 223's. The 4th one was a PMC and the primer must have been super glude. Guess what . I bumped the handle a little hard I guess and snap!! The PMC cases had the red sealer on them and they are now in the scrap box. Did keep a few Rems and Win.
Will have to call Lee in the morning and order a couple of new ones. There listed at $2. each. Might as well get an extra for the new
38/357 sizer die also.
I never did really enjoy reloading rifle cases. But I get good accurate loads with the few that I do reload. And of course save a few
penny's.
Gave the 357 BH Convert a work out today. Shot up a double handful of every thing that fits in the cylinders. I need a cylinder ream job on the 38/.357 cylinder. Three holes are too tight. Well over al it was a good day. They have the frame work for the roof over our pistol range ready for sheet metal.
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Old 09-28-2009, 03:40 AM   #2
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Claybird I did the same thing a while back. I too ordered a couple of them. Since then I broke one more. I have to pay attention to what type of primer is in those damn 223 cases.



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Old 09-28-2009, 04:24 AM   #3
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I haven't done that yet...But I'm sure I will.
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Old 09-28-2009, 11:43 AM   #4
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It's not really hard to do once you understand how to do it.



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Old 09-30-2009, 11:07 PM   #5
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Your collet on your pin is too tight it needs to be just tight enough to push out the primer. by doing that when you do runon to a crimped or hard to get out primer it will just push up and not break. Learned that little trick after I broke a few of them.
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Old 10-01-2009, 05:01 AM   #6
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I did get my pin pushed back up through the collet the other day. That is pretty cool the way it works. I just didn't have the case pushed all the way in the shell holder and the pin missed the flash hole.
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Old 10-02-2009, 09:16 PM   #7
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Been there too that sucks.
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Old 10-03-2009, 04:41 AM   #8
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...my decapping pin's missed the flash hole a few times, too...



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Old 10-03-2009, 06:16 AM   #9
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...my decapping pin's missed the flash hole a few times, too...
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