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Hornady decap die

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Globeguy, Apr 23, 2008.

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  1. Globeguy

    Globeguy Member

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    My decap die's spindle lock must have been a little loose, I saw that decap pin was rising after awhile. I went to loosen the spindle lock, adjusted the decap pin's length back to 3/16" then tightened the spindle lock again. Only to find that my pin was freely spinning, instead of tightly held in place.

    Any idea what I forgot to do to secure the spindle?
     
  2. Ol` Joe

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    Crank on the collet lock nut, I use a pair of 8" cresent wrenches on mine. The newer Hornady dies have a threaded stem that holds much better, I`ve been told. The old ones are a pain to get tight.
     
  3. Globeguy

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    The stem I got does have thread on it, I also used a cresent wrench to lock it. It's tight yet the stem spins freely. I had this die locked up tight before, I must be forgetting something...or one of the threads got stripped (I hope not).
     
  4. snuffy

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    The expander button has threads on the inside of it to hold the decapping pin in place. Tighten the expander button, CAREFULLY, being careful not to mar it.
     
  5. Globeguy

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    The expander button threads into end of the stem right? That has been tightly screwed, and it's not going anywhere. I'm at a loss, I should call Hornady but they are open when I'm working.
     
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