Decapper for .505 Gibbs carteidge family?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by DanGuy48, Jan 15, 2013.

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  1. DanGuy48

    DanGuy48 Active Member

    May 23, 2012
    Like the title says, I'd like to remove primer as a first step, not using a resizing die. I'd love to have a Harvey but cartridge won't fit. I bought a Redding large decapping die, doesn't fit. Is the anything available short of an ice pick, mallet and a little hole in my bench, that will work?
  2. wc872

    wc872 Well-Known Member

    Apr 26, 2006
    See if you can borrow somebodies RCBS Universal de-capping die. If you can't borrow one maybe a call to RCBS to get the I.D. of the universal de-capping die to see if it will work. If these suggestions don't work call John Whidden (Whidden's Gunworks). He made some full length resizing dies that will accept Redding neck bushings for a Wildcat that I came up with. I was very pleased with the work & price. Carrie & John are as good as they come.
    Semper Fi
  3. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

    Nov 6, 2006
    RCBS universal won't even come close. The Gibbs is a big honker. It is the ancestor of the Cheytac.

    A Lee decapper and base may work. Similar idea to the ice pick and mallet, but is correctly sized for the primer flash hole.