Stuck Case

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by JD338, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. JD338

    JD338 Well-Known Member

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    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.
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    Any ideas?

    JD338
     
  2. britz

    britz Well-Known Member

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    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.
     

  3. royinidaho

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    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 /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    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.
     
  4. JD338

    JD338 Well-Known Member

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    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.

    JD338
     
  5. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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

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

    Yep, RCBS is pretty good.....
     
  6. JD338

    JD338 Well-Known Member

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    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. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ooo.gif
    Just the dies alone are close to that!

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

    JD338
     
  7. 41mag

    41mag Well-Known Member

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    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. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  8. royinidaho

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


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    Sometimes life just seems to owe ya one!

    And it continues w/the RCBS service......... Your on a roll...

    Good goin'
     
  9. edge

    edge Well-Known Member

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    Can't beat that for service, but in the future if you keep some "low temperature melting alloy" ( bismuth alloy ), you can melt it in and knock out the whole slug.

    edge.

    PS it melts below 200 F.