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Best set up for Decapping in front of TV

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by wstoldt, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. Direwolf

    Direwolf Member

    You're right, jcwit. I forgot he wanted to resize, too. You could attach a single stage to a board and clamp it to the Workmate. That ought to be rigid enough to decap/resize.
  2. PRD1

    PRD1 Well-Known Member

    I like to use...

    the old Lyman 310 nutcracker tool - it's quiet, fits in the hand, and works perfectly. I keep two handles set-up for decapping: one for small diameter cases and one for larger ones (the bushing which guides the cartridge case into the handle is selected to fit the cartridge(s) you want to decap.
    PRD1 - mhb - Mike
  3. Otto

    Otto Well-Known Member

    Hds compac reloading tool

  4. wstoldt

    wstoldt Active Member

    Thanks everyone! I went ahead with the workmate from HF and a cheap lee single stage. Set it up last night and works well!
  5. Meta

    Meta Well-Known Member

    Not to rain on the parade, but decapping is the dirtiest part of reloading in terms of exposure to lead compounds from the primers. If you do it in a living area, I would do it over a hard, cleanable surface to mitigate the migration of lead to other places where cummulative exposure is likely.
  6. Lost Sheep

    Lost Sheep Well-Known Member

    Or you could do it over a dropcloth to collect and contain the contamination. Or spread the dropcloth over a hard, cleanable surface.

    Remember your clothes, too.

    Lost Sheep.

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