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Old 06-27-2013, 03:24 AM   #1
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Default how do you remove a stuck case from a die?...........

With no bottom anymore?

30.06 casing, into an RCBS die, and the bottom end of the casing is gone. Any tips or ideas?
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Old 06-27-2013, 03:29 AM   #2
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Only thing I can think of is melting it out. What do the guys suggest?
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I always use a brass punch if the case head isn't there. Just take the die apart,and secure it in a vice,then tap out the shell body with the brass punch.
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I always use a brass punch if the case head isn't there. Just take the die apart,and secure it in a vice,then tap out the shell body with the brass punch.
The bottom end (where the primer once was held) is now 'gone'
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The bottom end (where the primer once was held) is now 'gone'
Yes,You need to disassemble the top end of the die,remove the sizing pin,and knock the rest of the case back out the bottom of the die with a brass punch.
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What brand die? If its a Dillon send it in and they will warrantee it. If you try to melt it out you will undoubtedly ruin it completely. Brass melts at around 1700 degrees. That's pretty hot.
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Yes,You need to disassemble the top end of the die,remove the sizing pin,and knock the rest of the case back out the bottom of the die with a brass punch.
What does the tip of the die touch as I am smacking the other end? (there is a huge hole on the bottom end of the brass)


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What brand die? If its a Dillon send it in and they will warrantee it. If you try to melt it out you will undoubtedly ruin it completely. Brass melts at around 1700 degrees. That's pretty hot.
it is an RCBS 2 stage type rifle die, It was the resizing die with the decapper pin. The decapper part is removed now, so bow I am stuck with just the die shell/housing part, and a piece of brass that doesnt budge.
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You can't hit the top/neck of the case with a punch? It will bend if you hit it,and you should be able to knock it back out.
If not,you can always send the die to RCBS,and they will remove the case.

I've always been able to get 223 brass knocked back out with a brass punch,a 30/06 shouldn't be much harder to do.
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Yes,You need to disassemble the top end of the die,remove the sizing pin,and knock the rest of the case back out the bottom of the die with a brass punch.
Does the tapered part of the punch point rest on the throat of the brass? (guessing)
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