Ok, one of my buddies gave me 700 rounds of LC .308 brass as I shoot a lot of .308. This was a good thing right. ..........WRONG........ First thing I did was tumble all of it as it was a bit (LOT) dirty and I didn't want to get all that crap on my lube pad and in my dies. Ok that took up one day ofe of changing the brass in and out of the tumbler. Plus it pretty well ruined one bag of media and a half a bottle of polish additive. I then went to buy some Imperial case wax and yup, didn't have any so I looked around and ended up buying some Issio spray case lube. Yup its right like the label says. Washes off easy and does not dry greasy. Problem though. I stuck a case on my 5th case I tried to resize. Grrrrr. Off to the store to buy a stuck case remover. Another Grrrr. Some poor sucker evidently was needier than I as someone had stolen the tap out of the bag (could even see the hole they had poked through the side of the bag) and it was the only one in stock. Big GGGGGGGGGrrrrrrrr. So I bought another set of .308 Lee dies, the cheap ones, and headed back home to resize the brass. Want to hear someone Bitch. That would of been me as on the second case I went to resize I stuck another case. &%$&%* &^*^ **^ Well after my wife calmed me down a bit I headed off to Manards and bought a 1/4X20 tap and drill bit and socket head 1" screw and headed back home with it. Took the 1/4" drill bit and drilled out the primer pocket and then threaded it with the tap and put a 5/8" socket on top of the case and then screwed in the screw and cranked on the hex head wrench and POP out it came. Worked great. Did the second set of dies and back to work I went. About the 10th case I stuck another one. Ok change dies. 6 cases later I stuck another. Grrrr After 100 cases I got very good at unsticking the brass from the die but started investigating why this was happening. I could go down on the case about 3/4 of the way and then it got very hard to push down. I finally found that if I stopped there and relubed the case I could go about another 1/4" and it got really hard again. Then I would pull it out and lube it again. It takes about 4 strokes and lubing to complete one case sizing in my Rock Chucker. About every 8th or 9th case though when I hit the bottom of the stroke no matter how hard I tried I would peal off the rim of the case and I would have another stuck case. About that time I started doing some research and found on a number of sites that if you are trying to resize LC machine gun brass that it is a real bear to and most give up before they get very far. DUHHHH I call my bud that gave me the brass and grilled him about the brass and told him the problem I was having. His comment was Hmmm maybe that was why the guy that gave it to me did so but he never said anything about it being machine gun ammo. Well it seems I was about the 4th owner of this brass by the time I got to the bottom of it. Seems everyone else gave up real quick on it. I now have 350 of the brass resized. So far I have 1 extra set of dies invested. (I have the tap I bought broke off in one of the cases and have yet to be able to get that one out.) Broken the decaping rod in the first set of dies when I could not get it out and ended up bending it and destroying it trying to get that case removed. Took out the decaping pin on the second set of dies before using it so I saved that one. Die was spinning in my vise so I tightened it down some more. Still spun, as it has smooth jaws, tightended it down. POP broke my vers-a-vise. I now own a huge vise with 6' jaws and it holds the die very nicely with little trouble. Buddy thinks he can weld my vise as he has two of them he has welded and they both have never broken again. I asked him if he has been resizing machine gun ammo. He just blinked at me. Rounded off the hex wrench and ruined the socket head screw and had to buy another one of each. Gas and time to go get all that STUFF I have given up. The rest can go to the garbage. I haven't saved a dime by saving this brass and could of bought Lapua brass and been done with it and done it cheaper and would still have a whole mind left. So the moral of the story is, if your looking at a gift horse shoot it before you look in its mouth. No I mean if you think you have brass that has been fired in a machine gun, sell it to the closest junk man and run in case he decides to resize it. Well I guess I mean don't do it.