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    Cases getting stuck!

    Getting Frustrated now. Last time I loaded I got 2 stuck cases out of 100, this time the first two got stuck, and now the decapping pin is broke. What am I doing wrong?
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    Lee FL die
    Hornady one shot lube
    .223 rem once fired cases assorted brands
    lee 100th anniversary press

    I assume my lube is the problem, now I have broken the capping pin, and suspect I have done damage to the collet on the back of the die (through being a rough C*nt) Can I buy the de capping pin anywhere? Or would I need to get it in from the states? And what case lube should I use? Also, can I just use a crimp die rather than a fl die on a semi auto? or is it best to use FL every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brennos View Post
    Getting Frustrated now. Last time I loaded I got 2 stuck cases out of 100, this time the first two got stuck, and now the decapping pin is broke. What am I doing wrong?
    the gear is:
    Lee FL die
    Hornady one shot lube
    .223 rem once fired cases assorted brands
    lee 100th anniversary press

    I assume my lube is the problem, now I have broken the capping pin, and suspect I have done damage to the collet on the back of the die (through being a rough C*nt) Can I buy the de capping pin anywhere? Or would I need to get it in from the states? And what case lube should I use? Also, can I just use a crimp die rather than a fl die on a semi auto? or is it best to use FL every time.
    There is your problem right there one shot lube throw that crap away and buy some hornady unique, imperial sizing wax or get an uninked stamp pad and buy some liquid lube and use that with the pad you will get better results with that. I had that one shot crap cost me a sizing die and a c frame press due to a stuck case. Get rid of the one shot ASAP

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    Yip bin the one shot
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    I just relubed them with lee case lube (in the tube) should I have cleaned the one shot off them first?

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    Should be fine. I use the lee never had a case even look like getting stuck with it
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    Does anyone use the RCBS lube station thing or anything like it?? Or just use your fingers?

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    I just use my fingers with the lee wax, just squeese a bit on a finger and smeer it round thinly.get about 12 15 cases per small blob on finger.
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    Yeah it's the one shot stuff. It's shit. I use the hornady case wax. A tiny little amount of that on your fingers and apply it to the outside of the case (a really small amount) and make sure you twist the neck of the case into your finger (to get a little wax inside it).

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    That one shot stuff is fantanstic.... for getting cases stuck........

    I use the Lyman aerosol lube, Imperial wax & Lee, the Lee will rust the dies if it is left in them & they get damp

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    That seems very tedious. 400 cases still to load

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    who lubes cases?? neck size everything here with grafite powder on the neck.
    If its guns, tits or tyres it's going to cost you lots of money

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brennos View Post
    Getting Frustrated now. Last time I loaded I got 2 stuck cases out of 100, this time the first two got stuck, and now the decapping pin is broke. What am I doing wrong?
    the gear is:
    Lee FL die
    Hornady one shot lube
    .223 rem once fired cases assorted brands
    lee 100th anniversary press

    I assume my lube is the problem, now I have broken the capping pin, and suspect I have done damage to the collet on the back of the die (through being a rough C*nt) Can I buy the de capping pin anywhere? Or would I need to get it in from the states? And what case lube should I use? Also, can I just use a crimp die rather than a fl die on a semi auto? or is it best to use FL every time.
    I use the Forsters Bonanza Lube on an Ink Pad ..... never had a stuck case with this yet.

    As for your broken pin, you may have a Berdan primed case/s mixed with your .223 brass ( unless the pin was broken in your attempt to remove the stuck case)..... Berdan Primed Brass = Number 1 cause of broken decapping pins..... Good news is the pins are cheap and any Gun Store should have some in stock.

    Check all your brass if it's head stamped 5.56 and/or it has a heavy crimp around the primer chances are it's Berdan Primed Military Brass.
    Get a good torch or bore light and have a look down the case mouth if it's berdan primed it will have two flash holes, discard these into your Brass scrap bin.

    Cheers
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    This is what I've started to use....engine oil
    Tacticool Products - Spray-On Case Resizing Lube
    Life is natures way of keeping meat fresh

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    That KG prick threw my bottle of oneshot ornament in the bin I liked that ornament.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by P38 View Post
    I use the Forsters Bonanza Lube on an Ink Pad ..... never had a stuck case with this yet.

    ( unless the pin was broken in your attempt to remove the stuck case).

    Cheers
    Pete
    I'm afraid this is the case, hands up who's a rough c*nt



    Quote Originally Posted by cambo View Post
    This is what I've started to use....engine oil
    Tacticool Products - Spray-On Case Resizing Lube
    Considering I work for Champion Oils, i'd be silly not to look at using oil...

    Will get a new capping pin tomorrow and some new media for my tumbler, was trying to get some crushed walnut, but can only find a company to sell me 25 kgs of it Will also get a 1 quart bottle of my SynGold Fully synthetic 5w20 oil, and try that as a case lube. Cheers
    Last edited by Brennos; 15-04-2012 at 09:27 PM.

 

 

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