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Old 06-28-2013, 06:36 PM   #21
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Humm? With shipping cost? Is a used die that has possible damage really worth returning?
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I have used a pair of needle nose pliers and pulled out several 223 cases when the entire head is missing. I worked the smooth side of the pliers between the case wall and die. I have been careful and I have not had any problems using the die afterwards. Your choice to ship back or try using a softer metal tool to remove.
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If you just use USPS it shouldn't cost very much to send it back. They return it at their cost. I believe it would be well under the cost of a new die (except maybe one from Lee, but I won't buy any more of their dies.)
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I just checked. USPS padded envelope (I think that is the best way to send it????) is $5.95 anywhere in the US. That's even cheaper than a Lee die!

I actually have several sets of dies, so when something like this happens I can swap out my die and keep reloading, then try to remember to send in the stuck die. If you can afford it this is definitely the way to go. Oh yeah, and don't be cheap on the case lube! I use Dillons.
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Thanks everyone for the help and tips. I have been super busy with work and haven't had the opportunity to go to the store and buy a brass punch thingy. I am thinking on first trying the freezing it method and then immediately putting it back into the press and give it a slick whack. I have tried to use some thin needle nose pliers but couldn't get it under the edge to try it. I have already bought a new die, and 'snuck' it into my fathers die box after I proceeded to mangle the brass in trying to remove it down home. I have my own 30.06 dies up here at the college so I can and have been able to continue to reload. (I even managed to do my first military 30.06 brass and reamed out the primer pocket to make the primers fit. All worked well on that end) If I can save the stuck die then I'll have me a back up. ).

Thanks again for the suggestions and I'll keep you posted on if I was able to save it or if I had to put it down.
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I'm with TXHillbilly on this one. I have removed many a stuck cases with that method.

http://www.sears.com/wheeler-brass-punch-set/p-SPM7598560510?prdNo=16&blockNo=16&blockType=G16

You might even be able to find a set even cheaper at Harbor Freight Tools.

you want to catch the lip of the case mouth and then slowly hit it moving the punch around the case mouth till it comes out. then next time put more spray lube on the cases.
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Update:
After spending part of my saturday shoppin' for a brass punch. (only to learn that they are almost as expensive as a new set of dies) I have contacted RCBS and have asked them if I can send my die in to them and see what they can do. $5.95 usps ships anywhere in the USA. Sill waiting for a reply back.
With their great customer service, I'm betting they will fix me up.
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After spending part of my saturday shoppin' for a brass punch. (only to learn that they are almost as expensive as a new set of dies) I have contacted RCBS and have asked them if I can send my die in to them and see what they can do. $5.95 usps ships anywhere in the USA. Sill waiting for a reply back.
With their great customer service, I'm betting they will fix me up.
That will work..It is handy to have an extra seating die anyway. I do for most of my rifle calibers-I set one seater die to seat the bullet and the extra die adjusted for just a "Kiss" of a crimp to use on cannaulered bullets..Bill.
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Annapurna, whatever method you settle on .I recommend you get a tin of
Imperial Die Wax http://http://www.midwayusa.com/Product/519525/imperial-case-sizing-wax-2-oz
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With no bottom anymore?

30.06 casing, into an RCBS die, and the bottom end of the casing is gone. Any tips or ideas?

Can you put it into a freezer then pop it out? I'm thinking the Coefficient of Linear Expansion may have enough difference to make it easier to remove. Just a thought...
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