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Old 07-30-2008, 09:08 AM
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please HELP stuck case

I'm pretty new to reloading and well I got a 270wsm case stuck in the die last night. really don't know what happened, I though I had lubed it good. Any tricks to getting it out, or do I have to buy a special tool to get it out. Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-30-2008, 09:43 AM
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You can purchase a RCBS stuck case remover to do this job.I've drilled them out before with the right size drill bits,but it is a chore.I would buy the tool if I had to do it again.Now let me guess,nickle plated brass?That's what stuck on me.It's tough brass,but it can get sticky.
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Old 07-30-2008, 09:48 AM
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I'm pretty new to reloading and well I got a 270wsm case stuck in the die last night. really don't know what happened, I though I had lubed it good. Any tricks to getting it out, or do I have to buy a special tool to get it out. Thanks in advance.

If you have a vice you can try putting the die in the vice and getting a pair of channel lock or vice grip pliers and twisting it until it comes out WARNING: This may or may not damage the die. The best way is to buy a stuck case removal tool from RCBS or Hornady or one of the other reloading manufactures. They are not all that expensive in the scheme of things.

I got a 223 case stuck in my Hornady die once I beat it out with the decapping pin (Not a good idea) as it bent my decapping pin I looked at midwayusa.com and could not find a replacement for it so I called Hornady and tried to buy a replacement they nice lady refused to have me pay for it. They sent it right out gave me the upgraded parts. It took 3 days total.
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Old 07-30-2008, 10:15 AM
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I bought a stuck case removing tool which consisted of a drill bit, tap, spacer, screw, and allen wrench. It's a cheap tool and no matter how much lube you put on your next batch, believe me another one will slip through and you'll get a struck case.

Once a case gets stuck, it's pretty much toast by the time it gets out. Buy the tool to save your reloading dies, not so much the peice of brass.
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Old 07-30-2008, 11:07 AM
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"really don't know what happened, I though I had lubed it good."

Lubed good? No. Especially not down near the case head. Using a spray lube?

DO NOT attempt to clamp your die in a vise tight enough to let you twist the case out, it's likely that you will bogger up the die threads but unlikely you will get the case out.

Get a stuck case remover, that's what they are made for.

Stuck case removers and bullet pullers are like pencil erasures to reloaders.
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Old 07-30-2008, 11:56 AM
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I have a soulition, I have used this method in my shop for various repairs sometimes it works great sometimes not so good. Drill thur the primer seat and tap it for a grease fitting. screw the grease fitting into the brass. Make sure the die is pluged on the other end. Take a grease gun and pump it up. It will work like a hydrulic piston

Vince

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Old 07-30-2008, 12:07 PM
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got it out

Okay guys thanks for all the info I got it out. Drilled it, tapped it, and backed it out with a screw. Don't think it could get any easier. took all of 5 mins and no damage to the die.
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