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    Got a case stuck

    Just looked at Finnbear's notes on tapping in a nut to withdraw a stuck case, but dont have a tap to hand,

    Any other ideas please chaps as have got a case stuck in a die.

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    I take it that they are not Lee dies then?

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    Take the die out screw a threaded bolt into the primer pocket (tight fit ) soak with WD 40 or simillar then put back in your press and use a spanner on bolt head and a hammer to knock the stuck case out its not ideal but it worked for me !!!!!! oh it will waste that case but at least its out

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    Could you not unscrew the collett on the top of the die which holds the depriming pin then drop a pin down inside the case thru the top of the die and tap it out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heym SR20 View Post
    Just looked at Finnbear's notes on tapping in a nut to withdraw a stuck case, but dont have a tap to hand,

    Any other ideas please chaps as have got a case stuck in a die.
    Stuck case removal tool will do the job nicely, if you need to borrow one pm me and I will post you mine
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    They stick like **** to a blanket as they say !!!!
    The force needed to do that would just put a bigger hole through bottom of case !!!

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    Get some Lee dies problem disappears. Wrecked a load of RCBS dies in my past when learning how to resize brass wrongly, wont have any now.

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    The one and only time I got a case stuck in a re-sizing die was donkeys years ago when I didn’t have anyone to ask as no one local to me reloaded rifle at that time. Such things as stuck case removers were only things seen in catalogues from the U.S. nobody that I knew had one. The problem was caused by using 3 in 1 oil to lube the cases, the same as I had been shown to use for pistol cases ( T/C dies were a new thing then). I did everything wrong but managed to get the case out of the die without damaging the die but more by luck than judgement.
    What I did was to take the die out of the press and cut the head off the protruding case close to the die mouth with a junior hacksaw. I then carefully buckled and collapsed the case inside the die by careful levering with a screwdriver until it was looser in the die. A pair of pointy nosed pliers was then used to pull out the buckled case. I was very fortunate in that I did not scratch the inside of the die. After that I disregarded everything I had been told about using 3 in 1 and bought some proper case lube and powdered graphite for the inside of the neck.
    Since then I have always been careful to use a proper case lube and graphite or dry lube.

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    Contrary to some ideas out there, Carbide dies still need lube.
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