I was given a set of Redding .25-06 dies this afternoon by a friend that found them in his (deceased) fathers gun cabinet. There is a case stuck in the sizing die and it looks like it's been there a while.
The rim is completely torn away, nothing to grab hold of.
Any ideas on this?
Send back to Redding probably the best way?
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February 2, 2008, 03:26 AM
If you have a single stage like a Rock Chucker take any a long sheet metal screw that is small enough in diameter to fit through the center hole of any size shell holder and screw it into the flash hole of the casing leave a bout an inch of threads between the case and the shell holder so you have enough play to slip the shell holder into the ram, if it is still primed drill out the old primer. Run the ram all the way up and take the die with shell holder screwed into the flash hole and screw the die in until you can get the shell holder into the ram. Then just back the ram out and screw should pull the case free, if the screw strips out then send it to redding because it is really stuck.
February 2, 2008, 10:09 AM
Well, this is a suficently common occurance that RCBS sells a "Stuck Case Remover" to correct it. The remover isn't very expensive and everyone should have one anyway so why not get one for yourself? It uses a grade 5 - 1/4"x20 bolt, not a screw, to extract the case but the principle is much like what is described above.
February 2, 2008, 10:20 AM
Stuck case remover is a charm and a breeze to use... Cheap insurance
February 2, 2008, 10:40 AM
Stuck case remover if you do not already have taps for threading.
February 2, 2008, 10:42 AM
Well, this is a suficently common occurance that RCBS sells a "Stuck Case Remover" to correct it. The remover isn't very expensive and everyone should have one anyway so why not get one for yourself?
All you need is a 1/4" tap, a drill bit and a bolt nut and washer. There's no need to wait on the RCBS unit to arrive
February 2, 2008, 11:10 AM
13/64" drill bit to drill out flash hole
1/4" Tap to tap the inside of the flash hole
1/2" Socket (1/4" drive) goes up against die and allows stuck case to be pulled into it
1/4" x 1 1/2" Washer on top of socket (keeps bolt from gouging the top of the socket)
1/4" x 1" Machine bolt goes into threaded flash hole and is turned to pull case out
If you need extra insurance, get the setup ready, leave the die in the feezer over night, then pull.
February 2, 2008, 03:11 PM
The correct drill size is a number seven drill! :what:
February 2, 2008, 04:41 PM
Am I missing something, or did TexasRifleman say that the rim had been torn off the case?...
February 2, 2008, 05:11 PM
The shell-holder tears the rim off, but the primer pocket is still always there in the case web to drill & tap.