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  • Brass stuck in die

     james updated 11 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 8 Posts
  • james

    June 13, 2021 at 8:56 am

    I was trying to deprime my 308 and the brass got stuck in the die and I don’t know why. I don’t know if I did not put enough lube on the brass or I need put lube in the die? I’m new to reloading and I can’t find anything to solve this problem. I have lost 2 shells I had to cut the brass to get them out and I don’t want to lose any more so if any one has any ideas that would help that would be great.

  • FrankTripucka

    June 13, 2021 at 8:56 am

    Lack of case lube. You need to find an extracter kit, or drill and tap the primer hole to 1/4-20 then make a spacer and thread it out. Happens all the time

    Imperial lube is your friend


    June 13, 2021 at 8:56 am

    Imperial sizing die wax is the epitome of resizing lubes. It takes just a tiny bit rubbed on the case.

    A [stuck case remover]( is used to remove them. It does destroy the case.

  • LongTymeMysticRes

    June 13, 2021 at 8:56 am

    *WARNING: I have been reloading for years but retain my “rookie” status because beyond* the universal SAFETY steps, many of us do things differently. Your results may vary. GRIN

    I use the LEE lube goo in a tube. Lots of it. I put it on a lube pad and roll 5 at a time. More goo, more rolling. I took the decapper out of my forming die and just lube and form.

    THEN, I will run them through a dry media vibrating case cleaner until they are nice and clean. I load progressive so when I get ready to finish the run I use a universal decapper and pop out the spent primer and let the remaining stations do their magic.

    Late Entry: I also run them through a Wilson case gauge after cleaning and work the brass as necessary.

  • YouCanFlySonIfYouTry

    June 13, 2021 at 8:56 am

    the spray on lube isnt good enough for rifle casings. gotta go with the imperial lube and do every one by hand. full strokes.

  • Revlimiter11

    June 13, 2021 at 8:56 am

    Buy some Hornady one shot. It’s cheap and is good for hundreds of cases. I put 50 cases in a loading block, hold the can at a 45 degree angle and give them a good spray. I spin the block 180 degrees and do it again. Depending on the brass I will use more or less. Lake City once fired I use a lot because they can be tough to size. Lapua from my bolt gun I’ll use very little because I’m not sizing them much. Just make sure to let the solvent in the spray dry before you size the cases. I don’t wipe it off when I’m done. I just load away and fire. I’ve had very good results.

  • Fly5guy

    June 13, 2021 at 8:56 am

    Is it just a depriming die or a resizing die? What case lube are you using? How are you applying it? What dies do have?

  • mauitrailguy

    June 13, 2021 at 8:56 am

    Best lube I’ve found is 8 ounces of lanolin mixed with a quart of 99% isopropyl alcohol. Sprayed through a home Depot bottle

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