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    I have a stuck 223 case in my RCBS die, it was lube prior to tryng to deprime it. How can I grt it out?


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    the best way forward by far, is to go and by a stuck case remover kit from RCBS, Lyman, Hornady etc. It will have everything you need.
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    Have heard you can sometimes put in the fridge, or, depending on location, outside.......

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    Buy the stuck case remover set ! You'll need it again if you reload. AND the inconveinence of haveing to stop loading will be avoided the next time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brav01 View Post
    Buy the stuck case remover set ! You'll need it again if you reload. AND the inconveinence of haveing to stop loading will be avoided the next time.
    Get the set or put together your own. You might not need it often but when you NEED it, you DEFINTELY NEED it. As another idea ask around if you are in a decent sized community someone will have one and be willing to show you how to use it.

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    I,,, 2nd, 3rd, or Fourth the suggestion of getting an RCBS Stuck Case Remover.

    You could make your own, but it'd probably cost more, if you don't have the stuff on hand, because yer talkin bout a drill bit, a tap, nut, bolt, maybe a washer, and use a socket that fits the situation.

    For example, my RCBS Stuck Case remover consists of a drill bit, tap, allen head bolt, an allen wrench, and well, it's shaped like a socket, but without the shoulders for a nut or the square hole for the ratchet.

    THE REASON cases get stuck in an RCBS die is BECUZZZZZ, you needed more LUBE on the BASE of the CASE.

    I've never had a stuck case, EXCEPT with RCBS dies, although I dunno if that's significant.

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    Or make your own. Take the die apart. Drill a hole in the bottom (the primer hole). Tap the hole. Find the right size socket that will mate with the bottom of the die. Take a bolt, put a washer on it, feed it through the socket hole and into the tapped case. Tighted up on the bolt and the case will come out.

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    I was able to drill and tape the case to 1/4" and bull it out. Thanks for all the information.

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    I've been re-loading for over 40 years now and have never purchased a stuck case remover.

    I just back the knurled nut off the decapping rod and screw it in forcing the case out of the die. It has worked everytime for me with quite a number of calibers over the years.

    Once the case is unstuck and partially out of the die I turn the case until I can pick up a piece of the undamaged case rim and pull it out of the die and over the expander button. I toss the case and I'm back in business after I screw the expander rod back into position.

    I think I may have bent a decapping rod or two but I always keep a supply of spare rods anyway.
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    The best lubricant i have found for reloading believe it or not is good old vaseline

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    Quote Originally Posted by tvfinak View Post
    I've been re-loading for over 40 years now and have never purchased a stuck case remover.

    I just back the knurled nut off the decapping rod and screw it in forcing the case out of the die. It has worked everytime for me with quite a number of calibers over the years.

    Once the case is unstuck and partially out of the die I turn the case until I can pick up a piece of the undamaged case rim and pull it out of the die and over the expander button. I toss the case and I'm back in business after I screw the expander rod back into position.

    I think I may have bent a decapping rod or two but I always keep a supply of spare rods anyway.

    This has been my technique for a few decades and it works and is much quicker than a stuck case removal kit with the drilling and tapping of the case. I can load a 100 rounds before I could go through the the stuck case routine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfisherman View Post
    I have a stuck 223 case in my RCBS die, it was lube prior to tryng to deprime it. How can I grt it out?


    Bigfisherman
    These are almost always the result of the wrong lube or not in the right places than they are not enough. Get some Imperial sizing die wax.

    Loosen the lock nut on the decapping rod and screw it down and force the case out the die. Then turn the die body (and the case) and slide the shell holder over some good rim and try again.
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