How Can I Polish My Full Sized 223 Resizer???


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Old 04-15-2012, 08:47 PM   #1
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Default How Can I Polish My Full Sized 223 Resizer???

Howdy all. I have a LEE 223 Full Sized Die set and about 2 out of 100 rounds will get stuck IN THE DIE when I re-size the shell. I notice that when I have the die apart (manually removing the stuck shell, that the part to re-size the throat is quite rough.) I read somewhere that I can polish the part that re-sizes the throat of my shell to avoid this.

What can I use to "polish" it, and do I use an abrasive compound?

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Old 04-15-2012, 09:10 PM   #2
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I would advise against doing it. If you can not be stopped, use very mild abrasive compound ( like Flitz, JB Bore Compound, Simichrome polish). Use a case that you have just resized with the bad die. Apply a SMALL amount of the compound to the suspected bad point on the brass case. Twirl away.



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Get a bore mop chuck in a drill and use Flitz

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If you have cases getting stuck, then you obviously are not using enough lubricant. At the same time, do not use too much as you will deform the cases. If you keep having trouble, get rid of the Lee dies and get a set of RCBS.
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Call Lee, they do alot of things very reasonable or might even replace it.

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It's VERY unlikely a Full Length resizer of any brand needs any polishing. Cases get stuck in sizers for ONE reason; insufficent case lube.

Most often the problem is insufficent lube down near the case head, that's where they get stuck. NO neck expander has ever locked a case in a die; the expander doesn't touch anything on a bottle neck case until it's been released from the die walls and then it only contacts the inside of the neck. (Lubing inside the neck can reduce the friction of withdrawing the expander but no amount of lube inside a neck can possibly affect sticking cases.) Lee's long cylindrical expander does a better job of leaving case necks straight than other dies with a short ball type expander.

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Brother_COM,What type of case lube are you using? If you are using a spray lube,that's your problem.
Get some Hornady cream lube or Imperial sizing wax,and your stuck cases will be a thing of the past.With either of these two lubes,you can skip lubing 2-3 cases,and never stick a case in your dies.

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If this only happens once every hundered or so check your brass. It sounds more like fired case buldge. Be very careful about polishing the ID of the die.

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i too would recommend against doing anything to the die, unless you have determined it truly is the die and not lack of resizing lube. if it is the die, then send it back to Lee and they will make it right. yes check to see that you don't have a bulged case. i recommend the Hornady lube as that's all i ever use anymore. works great for resizing and necking down or up.

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If a case is properly lubed it won't matter a bit if it's 'bulged.' I make .22-250 from .30-06 and that starts with a LOT of case bulge!



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