Another way to De-prime

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I saw a You Tube vid put up by "Not An Expert" for a different way to de-prime and thought I'd try it out.
It's simply 2 fender washers screwed down to a block of wood, with one having it's center hole drilled out to the case head diameter.
A de-priming pin from any die in the spindle of my drill press, using the drill press to de-prime...without the spindle running;)
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Makes it easy to de-prime before tumbling, without resizing,
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I do something similar except I use a vise with the proper shell holder.
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Thanks for reading/posting in this thread.
'cept all my shell holders are big round discs, with 5 slots...
:)

The RCBS de-capping die does not resize and is not at all expensive.
Then you can just use your reloading press.
Thanks for posting here.
Yea, but I would need to remove my progressive press from the bench and mount the single stage press, I have a quick change for that, except I don't have a shell holder for 45ACP:(.

This is easy to setup and can quickly de-prime a lot of brass (off press), without searching for a slot in a shell holder on the press.
Finding a case that takes added effort usually means it is crimped and I simply chamfer the primer pocket with a hand drill I have near by.
I guess that changes the operation from de-priming to brass processing...or batch processing :rolleyes::s0112:
just sayin'
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Thanks for reading/posting in this thread.
'cept all my shell holders are big round discs, with 5 slots...
:)


Thanks for posting here.
Yea, but I would need to remove my progressive press from the bench and mount the single stage press, I have a quick change for that, except I don't have a shell holder for 45ACP:(.

This is easy to setup and can quickly de-prime a lot of brass (off press), without searching for a slot in a shell holder on the press.
Finding a case that takes added effort usually means it is crimped and I simply chamfer the primer pocket with a hand drill I have near by.
just sayin'
:D
Guess it works for me because I batch process.
Several hundred cases are all having the same thing done to them before I move on to the next case prep step.
 
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I know there are many ways to de-prime brass, with many of the traditional methods using a reloading press and more equipment.

I'm just showing another/alternative/quick method using minimal specialized equipment/no press, using stuff most reloaders already have, not to debate what is "best".
If you're are happy with your method, fine, as I'm happy with mine.
Feel free to post away,
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Thanks for reading/posting in this thread.
'cept all my shell holders are big round discs, with 5 slots...
:)
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I never thought about progressives not having shellholders lol. With the setup I use sometimes that tapered pin sticks a little in some of the brass. The shellholder keeps the brass down. Either way it's the fastest method I've used for processing lots of brass before cleaning and preparation.
 
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Thanks to all for viewing/posting
For me, the key reason for off press de-priming is the crud that comes out with the primer that ends up on/under the shell plate on a progressive, eventually tying up the priming pin.
just sayin'
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This makes me want to go out in the garage and drill something. I'll also go out there and ponder the reasons why I don't have to go through as many steps and jump through as many hoops as some do when it comes to reloading... Obviously I'm doing something wrong...:oops:
Thanks for posting...
Your post is a long answer to:
Am I a shooter who reloads, or a reloader who shoots.
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I once tried to weld with a car battery, jumper cables and a quarter. Now I have another use for my drill press... Pure genius....:p
Maybe I'll start a " Your Favorite MacGyver Tricks" thread...
You could post your car battery/welding experience there.
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