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5 minutes on the internet would have saved me some $$$$$$$$

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Tracer411, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Tracer411

    Tracer411 Salem Member

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    So I experienced my first stuck case in my reloading life (6m) and did what I do best "RedKneck it" first with pliers / vise grips / hack saw you get the picture so now i have a wasted dillion sizing die for my 550b press. I went to Bi-mart and purchased the RCBS 2-piecs .223 die will there sizing die work ok in my press or should I order a new dillon sizer?
     
  2. evltwn

    evltwn Gold Hill Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    It will work just fine in your Dillon.
     
  3. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    Just out of curiosity, what lube were you using?

    Also, did you read the instructions for the Dillon Die? Dillon Sizing dies have a unique feature as shown in this clip from their site "In the event of a stuck case, the design of the depriming assembly allows it to function as a stuck case remover." The depriming rod is mounted on a threaded piece that allows you to just jack the case out by screwing it in.

    If you were using the Dillon die and read the instructions you could have saved both the cost of a die AND stuck case remover.
     
  4. Tracer411

    Tracer411 Salem Member

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    Deadshot2 my primitive brain kicked in and imediatly started with pliers and the such all the while my dillion die box and laptop were within 2-2 1/2 feet from me.
    I only seem to learn lessons the hard way.
    I was using the hornady sprayon case lube and not quite enough of it.

    I have another question for you guys, I will start anouther thread for it.
     
  5. zippygaloo

    zippygaloo Oregon Member

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    Don't feel bad. I just got a stuck case by using the wrong size shell holder. The shell holder was left on the press. During my setup process I must have thought I just put it on, so I used it. When the case got stuck I started with the pliers. I've never dealt with a stuck case so I wasn't quite sure what to do. After a couple tugs I thought I was going to damage something so I stopped. I inspected the case a little better and realized the base wasn't ripped off and then tried to put the shell holder on and realized it was the wrong size.