Just received, Friday morning, a set of shiny new ides from a member on here. Absolutely perfect. Pristine. Ready to go. No faults.
Oh, says I, I must test them immediately. Now as all my usual cases are either already loaded or already sized and primed I have a look in the "odds 'n sods" bin. Lo! Two fired but un-sized and still with spent primer in place Hirtenberg cases.
Five minutes later two bent de-capping pins and a maybe slightly bent de-capping rod! Why?
Because Hirtenberg cases, although conventionally Boxer primed have a very small central flash hole.
As any fule kno. And I did. But had forgotten. Which was why they were in the "odds 'n sods" box for all that time.
1) Scrap by crushing its neck with pliers any case that you have discarded because it has issues. As you may forget it had a probem and what that problem was. As I did.
2) Hannam's Reloading give excellent service! Ordered a replacement rod and some pins at 12.30pm on Friday and they arrived here in Leicestershire by post today Saturday.
3) HIRTENBERG..HEADSTAMP "HP"..CASES HAVE SMALL FLASH HOLES THAT MAY DAMAGE CONVENTIONAL SIZED DE-CAPPING PINS AND DE-CAPPING RODS!