Lee Neck Sizing Collet Die ?

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  1. svg4

    svg4
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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

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    Yes.
     
  3. svg4

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    Thanks
     
  4. old_heli_logger

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

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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

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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.
     

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