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My Brass is STUCK! /338 Edge Dies

 
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:38 AM
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My Brass is STUCK! /338 Edge Dies

To much lube, not enouph.... either way my brass is lodged hard core! tore the rim rite off.....

Any Ideas how to get it out?

Do I need new die?


Where are places to find 338 Edge Dies other then from Shawn...? (-$)


Thanks guys,

Co

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Old 07-29-2011, 12:50 AM
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Re: My Brass is STUCK! /338 Edge Dies

Buy a stuck case remover. Works like a charm and you will have it if it happens again. Usually happens from not enough lube.
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:53 AM
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Re: My Brass is STUCK! /338 Edge Dies

Oh, Ok; thank you. Where do u suggest I find one?
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:55 AM
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Re: My Brass is STUCK! /338 Edge Dies

Where ever you bought your reloading supplies.... Midway USA, Natchez Shooters Supply, Brownells, etc.
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Old 07-29-2011, 02:14 AM
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Re: My Brass is STUCK! /338 Edge Dies

i made me one with most of the stuff laying around the shop. A 1/4" tap and associated drill bit, a large nut, maybe 1/2 inch, a flat washer and a 1/4" bolt. I just put the die in my rockchucker press upside down, drill and tap the primer pocket, lay the nut, then washer on top of the press and screw in the 1/4" bolt until the brass comes out.
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Old 07-30-2011, 10:07 PM
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Re: My Brass is STUCK! /338 Edge Dies

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i made me one with most of the stuff laying around the shop. A 1/4" tap and associated drill bit, a large nut, maybe 1/2 inch, a flat washer and a 1/4" bolt. I just put the die in my rockchucker press upside down, drill and tap the primer pocket, lay the nut, then washer on top of the press and screw in the 1/4" bolt until the brass comes out.
Exactly how I fixed my problem. Drill the primer pocket and tap it. I just went to a "nuts n bolts" place, got a tap and a threaded stud. Drilled the primer pocket. Threaded in the stud. Placed the die in the press upside down. Placed a washer over the stud to protect the die. Placed a socket over it to use as a spacer. Then put a nut on the stud and threaded it down until it touched the socket (you may have to put another washer between the socket and nut) and gave it a couple of twists. Came right out. You will be amazed as to how easily it comes out. Fight off all urges to just grab the hammer!!! Oh, and take out the decapping pin so you get it out of the way. I should have made that step one, because you cant drill the primer pocket if the decapping pin is sticking out of it. You can use the search function on here to get an idea of what size drill bit and tap/thread size to use. Good luck. Don't worry about buying a new die. The one you have will be fully functional after you do this. Good luck.

Steve
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Old 07-30-2011, 10:34 PM
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Re: My Brass is STUCK! /338 Edge Dies

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To much lube, not enouph.... either way my brass is lodged hard core! tore the rim rite off.....

Any Ideas how to get it out?

Do I need new die?


Where are places to find 338 Edge Dies other then from Shawn...? (-$)


Thanks guys,

Co
Like the other guys said get a case removal kit...

I used to use a RCBS case lube pad... but due to the limited use of it, I forget once in a while to replenish the pad. Neck sizing with a lee collet die, no lube is required. Upon searching for alternative lubes, I came upon Hornady One Shot. Then I read where one guy recommnded Liquid Lanolin and alcohol. A bottle of 16 oz. alcohol and a 4 oz. bottle of Lanolin. If you go this route, get a cheap brand of throat spary and dump the it and use the spray bottle for the concochtion. I use L and AL for converting calibers brass. I also use ALcohol and cooking spray. The lanolin and AL works better to convert, and the Al and cooking spray works fine to FL size. Just be sure you tumble the brass after using this stuff, you want to make sure it's out of the cases before loading.

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