lee neck die

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by little black 243, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. little black 243

    little black 243 Well-Known Member

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    If I remove the depriming rod from a lee neck collet die will it shrink down the case more to grip the bullet tighter? I currently can pull the bullet back out of the case with my fingers and need it to grip tighter. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. KRP

    KRP Well-Known Member

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    You can get a smaller mandrel from Lee or turn the one you have down. The die won't work very well if you remove it completely.
     

  3. boomtube

    boomtube Well-Known Member

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    You are probably reusing some old, work hardened brass that is springing back too much after sizing. Anneal it or get new brass.
     
  4. Hound Dog

    Hound Dog New Member

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    I am having the same problem with my Lee Collet die. It's for a 7mm-08, I am going to send mine back to Lee.
     
  5. Aldon

    Aldon Well-Known Member

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    Take the die apart and use your grinder with a buffing wheel to polish the mandrel down uniformly until you get the amount of tension you require. Use a more abrasive compound than if you were simply polishing it.

    I grind off the depriming pin and use a universal decapper.