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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by jose wales, Mar 14, 2013.

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  1. jose wales

    jose wales Member

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    I need some help and advice. I have some used brass that hasnt been resized or worked and it has new primers installed. Any ideas how I can resize it without messing with the new primers ?? Not real sure what to do with it. Bought used brass for my 7 Mag. :banghead::cuss:
     
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    Just remove the decapping pin from the die.
     
  3. 351 WINCHESTER

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    Take out the decapping pin.
     
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    Yeah, remove the de-capping pin. (Or just retract it a bit.) They guy you got it from may have just neck sized it, I would re-size.
     
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    You can remove the primers, do whatever you want to with the brass, and reinstall them if you want. I have done it hundreds of times with no problem. If you do just use steady pressure to remove the primers---do not pound on them with the depriming pin or such. It takes a sharp blow to set off a primer not steady pressure pushing a primer out. That will work OK. Or if you want to the above answers will work also. If full length sizing I would leave the expander button in if possible and just remove the decapping pin.
     
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    I just leave the pin in, and push slow. When I'm ready to reprime, they back in as easy as the first time they went in.
     
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    As others have stated, best way is to remove the decapping pin, works slick and safe.
     
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    Was this a mistake, brass primed without being resized, or is it maybe new primed 7mm brass?

    You can measure the inside diameter of the case neck with a caliper and compare it to the drawing spec's in a reloading manual. Some brass is sold new and primed.
     
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