Problem with Lee Factory Crimp Die


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Gary H
January 1, 2003, 04:49 PM
I'm loading 45 ACP West Coast Plated 230gr. RN. I have cleaned and lubricated the die. The tapered side of the crimper insert is down. The die is functioning as a bullet puller. I don't seem to be able to change this. Have played with mouth bell to no avail. Anyone know what is going on and how to get back to reloading?

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Captal_de_Buch
January 1, 2003, 05:08 PM
Let me make sure I understand the situation.

The Bullet is sticking in the Lee Factory Crimp die..??..

If so.. I've seen that a few times also, usually with the hated A-Merc brass. I've also seen it with some very thin Remington brass.

With the Remington brass I just cranked the die down all the way and it work. With the A-Merc, I just tossed the brass.

Also, I guess it's always possible that the bullet itself got squished into a wider diameter somewere in the process..

Hope this helps

Gary H
January 1, 2003, 06:49 PM
Mine was Remington. Followed your advice and works great

Thanks...

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