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Problem with Lee Factory Crimp Die

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Gary H, Jan 1, 2003.

  1. Gary H

    Gary H Well-Known Member

    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?
  2. Captal_de_Buch

    Captal_de_Buch Well-Known Member

    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
  3. Gary H

    Gary H Well-Known Member

    Mine was Remington. Followed your advice and works great


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