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Unread 06-16-2007, 09:23 AM
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Stuck Case

Need some help guys!

I was resizing some 6.5 JDJ cases and had a case break off at the neck shoulder junction in the die. The cases were properly lubed so I am assuming that this case had a fracture line that I missed during case inspection. First time I have ever seen this happen!

I disassembeled the RCBS FL die and have carefully tried to tap out the remaining case. No Luck. I don't want to scratch or damage the die.

Any ideas?

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    Unread 06-16-2007, 10:47 AM
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    Re: Stuck Case

    I always take my stuck cases to the local gunsmith

    Just did some thinking: .264 resizer should have not much more than .270 outside diameter for your neck. do you have mandrils for a 6.5 mm or .277 that you could use as a punch to drive out the stuck ring? just a thought, good luck.
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    Re: Stuck Case

    JD,

    A "J" lettered drill bit is 0.277"

    A 6.7mm is 0.2638"

    If the case mouth is visible from the top of the die then the "J" bit, inserted backwards w/a plastic hammer may do the job.

    Or the 6.7mm (or so) bit carefully screwed in the bottom with a finger vise and twisted a bit may work.

    As far as I know this has never been tried, not even in my garage, where a lot of strange process have been attempted [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

    ECHO made, at least 40 years ago they did, a nifty stuck case remover. I have one for my 270 Win but have never had to use it.

    Good luck.
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    Unread 06-18-2007, 08:18 PM
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    Re: Stuck Case

    I called RCBS and they told me that this is covered under warranty. If I return the die with $5.00 for S&H, they will remove the stuck/broken case and replace the deprimer assby. They will also polish up the inside of the die.
    Pretty good customer service.

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    Heck, that ain't no fun [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    Its a lot more funner go go hackin' on it [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]

    Yep, RCBS is pretty good.....
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    Re: Stuck Case

    But if I go a hacking, I will surely have to go buy a new one.
    I got one heck of a deal on these 6.5JDJ dies, ssk barrel,
    100 new 225 Win brass, and 40 ff brass for $100.00. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ooo.gif[/img]
    Just the dies alone are close to that!

    I was in the right place at the right time. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Re: Stuck Case

    Hey JD,

    Just in case for future use, you might look into getting and modifying or building a case extractor similar to this one, Broken Case Extractor from Midway

    I have loaded and shot quite a few 303 British rounds in the past and have used a very similar tool for pulling out broken shells in both the rifle and the die. Similar as to what your looking at. Generally in the die I just push it in by hand until it goes over the end of the neck and a quick tug and it is a done deal. One could probably be built or modified easily to your case deminsion.

    Just an idea.

    While looking I think I found a page from Roy's garage workshop here, Hometools

    Sure sounded familiar anyway. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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