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Problem Reloading

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by marineman, Dec 26, 2008.

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  1. marineman

    marineman Member

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    I have the 4-hole Lee Delux Turret Press Kit. While trying to use the sizer/deprimer die on a .30-06 (I haven't tried other calibers yet), I can only get the brass to go up partially. There is still about 1/4inch between the shellholder and the die. The die I am using is a Lee and is part of a Pacesette Die kit. I cannot get the brass to go up without using an inordinate amount of force that would require me to use all my body weight and break the sturdy table that I have the press mounted to in the process. However, I need to go up the enire way so that the spent primer can be removed. Does anyone know what is wrong and how I might fix it? Thanks.
     
  2. rcmodel

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    Using any case lube at all?

    You can't resize any rifle caliber brass without it.

    Also, make sure you don't have Berdan primed brass with two off-center flash holes.

    rcmodel
     
  3. marineman

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    The dies are new. I haven't cleaned the dies. I didn't know you were supposed to clean them. I don't even know how to clean the dies. The brass is once fired. It is the brass from the $16 Walmart Winchester ammo. I do not know if it is crimped or not. There are no obstructions in the brass. I cleaned and polished the brass. I also lubed the cases. I tried the die on one round of brass, but it got stuck and I had to use vice grips, vices, etc. to get it out. The second piece of brass is giving me the same trouble, but I am not about to put all my body into making it go up further because I do not want another stuck case. Thanks.
     
  4. mallc

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    Lube Question?

    1. What are you using for case lube?

    2. Double check the size die to shell holder set-up.

    3. Make sure the de-capping pin is not bottoming out on the bottom of the brass.

    Lees can be kind of funny with large caliber brass..

    Scott
     
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