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    dented cases

    Question for all you helpful folk

    Is it possible to fire cases which have dints on the shoulders caused by excess lubricant? I have a few which I never noticed until further cleaning . I understand that this would causes greater pressures in the cases due to the volume inside being smaller now but could light loads be used, and would the cases go back to size after firing?

    Thanks Leon

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    If they are the typical small lube dents, just load and shoot as always.~Muir

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    Yep - They would "fire form" themselves with no problem.

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    RCBS dies are fond of this. You need to give the sizing die a clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brithunter View Post
    RCBS dies are fond of this. You need to give the sizing die a clean.
    Redding dies, press was sticking on extraction so i tried a little extra lube , maybe too much I guess, press worked fine but a few cases had indentations.

    what is the best way to clean out the dies ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlie-hunter View Post
    Redding dies, press was sticking on extraction so i tried a little extra lube , maybe too much I guess, press worked fine but a few cases had indentations.

    what is the best way to clean out the dies ?
    Yes Redding use the same type of vent hole as RCBS. I cleaned mine with a tooth brush and Nitro solvent, P-H 009 in my case, then made sure the vent was totally clear with a small drill in my fingers.

    In my die collection there are dies by Lee, RCBS, Redding and Lyman.

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    Ultrasonic cleaner or de-pin and put a chamber brush in there

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    Am I missing something , where is the vent hole?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muir View Post
    If they are the typical small lube dents, just load and shoot as always.~Muir
    +1 just shoot them as normal thay will just re fireform clean your dies ,job done


    1/some rcbs die's have a small vent hole at the top in thread have alook on the net
    2/ i use a mop brush in the drill stand with stp carb cleaner and mop it out the wash it in ultra sound
    atb
    paul
    Last edited by paul o'; 07-04-2013 at 21:26.

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    I would be careful putting dies in the ultrasonic cleaner. I put a Hornady die in the ultrasonic cleaner and the coating went black. Regards JCS
    Last edited by jcampbellsmith; 08-04-2013 at 07:17.

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