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Stuck case

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by edslhead, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Think I'm jinxed. Is this a common problem ? I got the first one unstuck but this one is really in there. I had lots a lube on it, even took a cue tip and lubed the inside. Its the hornady resizing die for 243.
    Any tips on getting the thing out?

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  2. giddyupgo55

    giddyupgo55 Vernonia Active Member

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    Go to the store and buy a stuck case remover die set. Easy to use. I just got done removing a case from my 270 die.
     
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  3. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Ooh, a lube thread! What kind are you using?
    And not all shell holders are equal.. some manufacturers sure try to make them so though..
     
  4. nextgenar

    nextgenar roseburg Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    RCBS stuck case remover, I have made my own, but I have access to a full machine shop
     
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  5. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Thank you!!! Didn't know there was such a thing, but I WILL be getting one.

    My blood pressure may go down now:D
     
  6. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'm using the one shot lube I got with the hornady reload set.
     
  7. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Well there's your problem.
     
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  8. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Recommendations?
     
  9. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    There's a whole bunch and I actually use a lot of common/already have in the household stuff but the common thing is, they pretty much approximate and are equivalent to (in consistency and performance) this stuff..
    Use your hand and not a pad.. there's lots of good threads here on this subject..

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  10. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Thanks. I'll read the threads and maybe get some better stuff.
     
  11. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    x2.get some rcbs lube or something more 'sticky' lol. any thing over .223 i use rcbs lube. hell, in a pinch i used 75w90synthetic gear oil. i prefer to put on a nitrile glove and squeeze some lube on it and each case i grab i put lube on. EXCEPT the neck and shoulder. havent had any problems.

    if it happens to run dry or out of lube just spit on it.;):cool::cool::D:cool:
     
  12. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Nothing sucks more than a stuck case. We've all been there..
     
  13. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    not to hate on one shot. it works great for smaller stuff.
     
  14. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    It was working fine for straight cases but the necked ones, not so good.
     
  15. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Very true. Many make their own. But anyway, whatever you do, shake that crap up good just prior to the spritzing and let it dry. And say your prayers. lol
    I only use it on straight wall though so no praying necessary
     
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  16. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    i put about 3-400 .223 in a ziplock gallon bag and spray one shot in it then shake it. once the thorough shaking is complete, i have 3-400 nicely lubed cases.
     
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  17. DuneHopper

    DuneHopper Douglas County. Well-Known Member

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    Try putting in the freezer over night then luke warm water like 120-130f may soften the brass enough to remove. If you don't have access to a remover or close to buy one.
     
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  18. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Most lubes are made from lanolin. I make my own lube. 1 part lanolin to 8 parts alcohol. Mixed in a generic spray bottle. I've been using this for a while and refuse to pay the crazy mark up reloading companies charge for basically the same thing. That and this is less toxic.
     
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  19. Greenbug

    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    Clean cases, clean dies, and proper lube will prevent this in the future. I have been using Hornady One Shot for many years with no stuck cases. Clean your cases before you resize and clean your dies often as well.
     
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  20. Rick4070

    Rick4070 Central Oregon coast Active Member

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    It looks like the die has a neoprene O ring on it, You might try taking that off, warming the die in an oven at about 250 Deg, F., or so, then quench JUST the end of the case in ice water, and try and remove the case with a set of pliers. Brass transfers heat well, and this MIGHT shrink the brass enough.

    If you can't get a hold of a case remover, if you can back the de-capping stem out enough, you could go to a hardware store, buy a 1/4" x 20 tap, and tap drill, (13/64" or a #7,) drill and tap the case head, and use a regular socket, (or a couple of nuts,) that will fit over the case head, and still bear on the bottom of the die, and with a 1/4"x 20 bolt and washer, screw the bolt into the case, and the case should pop right out.
     
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