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Lee Neck Sizing Collet Die ?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by svg4, May 5, 2010.

  1. svg4

    svg4 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    First let me say that this was a careless mistake. I bought a set of Lee dies. After about 50 casings, I didn't notice that the collar was loose and the die had backed out a little. The case openings are to big. I went to press the bullets and they went right inside. Here's my question. Can I just take the decapper pin out and re-size the necks? I would rather not lose the primers unless it is a problem. I was worried that the pin might act as a guide. Thanks
     
  2. BSG 75

    BSG 75 Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Yes.
     
  3. svg4

    svg4 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Thanks
     
  4. old_heli_logger

    old_heli_logger Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    No, the decapper pin is the mandrel that the collet gets pressed against...
     
  5. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    ok,sometimes I dont see things zactly right,but would not a die that 'backed out' make the case mouth smaller,as most mandreles would get smaller as the case is removed,not bigger...

    did that make sense?
     
  6. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I will preface this with a statement of limited experience with the Lee collet dies.

    But, with an RCBS die, I would remove the pin only (leaving in the mandrel that holds the pin) and happily get those case necks to the size they need to be.