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    I discovered a new way to stick a case in my sizing die, the other night.

    I just sorta happened onto it, when I failed to put the shell holder on.

    If anybody wants to put this in their book, I give you my permission.

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    Been there, done that. You may be able to push the ram up until it almost touches and slide the shell holder on and pull it back out. I hate it when stuff like that happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty of the North View Post
    I discovered a new way to stick a case in my sizing die, the other night.

    I just sorta happened onto it, when I failed to put the shell holder on.

    If anybody wants to put this in their book, I give you my permission.

    Smitty of the North
    I did that once so then I laid off the 420 before sizing and it never happened again

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbuck351 View Post
    Been there, done that. You may be able to push the ram up until it almost touches and slide the shell holder on and pull it back out. I hate it when stuff like that happens.
    Thanks rbuck:
    I did that, and pulled the rim off. I hadda get it out with my RCBS Stuck Case Remover.

    Without the shellholder the case goes further int o the die, (too far, I reckon) and that's what cause it to stick.

    I've got a lot of leverage with that Redding Beeg Boss press, too.

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    Yea, been there done that too. My worst was when I stuck a 7mm mag and had a head separation trying to pull it out. Removed the neck expander and rod and poured it full of melted lead . Put it back in the press and drove the case and lead plug out with a punch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbuck351 View Post
    Yea, been there done that too. My worst was when I stuck a 7mm mag and had a head separation trying to pull it out. Removed the neck expander and rod and poured it full of melted lead . Put it back in the press and drove the case and lead plug out with a punch.

    Thatís one I must remember! I ripped the head off a 30-06 case in a 7.7 Jap die once and after some pondering I picked up a new die. Then after another 4 or 5 years of thinking on it I finely tossed the old die when I was moving to Alaska . . . now the tight wad in me wishes I had kept it.
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    Default New ways to screw up

    I stuck a .375 H&H case the other night in a similar sort of screw up. I have my RCBS A2 pressure attached to my bench with deep throat C clamps and if I don't have the clamps postioned correctly the handle hits and does not return the ram to the full down position. With shorter cases it really does not matter but with a long case getting the case into the sheel holder can be a bit trickly.

    What I ended up doing was pressing the case into the die without it being in the shell holder. Fortunatly enough of the case was still exposed - it was stopped by the belt that I was able to force a shell holder over the exposed head and eventually get the case out.

    Also I had used my Lee lube instead of that crappy spray on stuff so it came out pretty easy


    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty of the North View Post
    I discovered a new way to stick a case in my sizing die, the other night.

    I just sorta happened onto it, when I failed to put the shell holder on.

    If anybody wants to put this in their book, I give you my permission.

    Smitty of the North
    Living the urban lifestyle so I can pay my way and for my family's needs, and support my country. And you?
    ".. ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country" JFK

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    Good idea, rbuck:
    I'll remember that one too.
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    I have now used lee, imperial and unique in a side x side comparison and all three work very well. I like the unique the best but only because it's the easiest for me to use. The other two seem to work just as well.

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