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Old 03-24-2011, 05:25 PM
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Stuck cases

I just started loading for my 338 Edge and I am having trouble with cases getting stuck in the dies. I have only sized 75 rounds and have had 4 cases stick. I am using Hornady 1 shot lube just like I have with all my other dies. The dies are the Redding Competition dies. Any idea why these would stick worse than my RCBS dies I use for my other calibers or is there something different I should be doing?
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Old 03-24-2011, 05:41 PM
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Re: Stuck cases

I don't know. But, I'm curious because I was thinking of building a 338 Edge.

Did the dies come custom made from Redding?

Or, did someone ream them for you?

-- richard
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Old 03-24-2011, 06:16 PM
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Re: Stuck cases

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I don't know. But, I'm curious because I was thinking of building a 338 Edge.

Did the dies come custom made from Redding?

Or, did someone ream them for you?

-- richard
They are Defensive Edge dies with the micrometer seater. I really like the dies because of the micrometer seater with neck bushing (better than my micrometer RCBS) and the sizing die has 2 stem caps (it has one for expanding and one just used when resizing brass that is already expanded to 338). I'm just not sure why I am having a problem with cases sticking because I have not had this problem before.
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Old 03-24-2011, 06:31 PM
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Re: Stuck cases

I use the same stuff and had some stick in the RCBS dies i had. i found that you needed a really good amount sprayed on the cases and spray it up in the die as well. plus you have to give the lube time to dry are they will stick. i still use the 1 shot but spray really good and let it dry no more trouble.
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Old 03-24-2011, 06:49 PM
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Re: Stuck cases

I Had the same problem... I bought some to try not long after it came out and I stuck cases no matter how much I sprayed on... I asked around on other websites and other people had the same problem, turns out there were a few batches made that had this problem.. I went back to the old school lube and pad ...Never have a problem with sizing that way..
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Old 03-24-2011, 09:28 PM
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Re: Stuck cases

Throw the One Shot away, and get yourself a tin of imperial sizing wax. Should take care of your problem.
Otter.
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Old 03-25-2011, 02:55 AM
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Re: Stuck cases

I have been using Dillon spray lube since 1993. I have never had one stick in a die, but only reload 30-06,243,308,270,45 acp,9 mm+ 243 wssm and a few others that slip my mind. None of the big cannons though. I believe it has paraffin mixed with alcohol. It comes in a pump spray plastic bottle.

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