how do you remove a stuck case from a die?........... - Page 5
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - > Gear & Accessories > Ammunition & Reloading >

how do you remove a stuck case from a die?...........

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-04-2013, 08:32 PM   #41
Lifetime Supporting Member
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains,CA
Posts: 14,922
Liked 9088 Times on 5276 Posts
Likes Given: 11970


Originally Posted by Anna_Purna View Post
It was operator error, and not lubing enough. It all started from a dumb mistake of not having the correct shell holder in the ram. (was a 44 magnum, but then quickly learned it wasn't the correct size when I went to down stroke the press, and felt a tug and then a quick release. The brass was stuck in the die, and the 44 shell holder pulled the edges off the casing.

Now here is where it gets messy

I didn't know they can get that stuck in there
and compiled with the not knowing that they make 'stuck case remover' kits, I proceeded to try and put some vice grips to the edge of the brass and twist it out. Nope. that didn't work at all. So I then began to twist, and crush the casing with the vice grips and tried my best to get it to slip out. Nope. So then I had this brilliant idea of removing the de-primer set screw, and pushing on it from above. Then using a hammer and a bolt 'made' the bottom of the case come off. but still no luck. Then I had this bright idea of using some needle nose pliers to get between the case wall and the die and tug it out, nope, that didn't work either, but i can tell you the brass is unusable now! lol

Right now I have the die and casing in the freezer to try that method. I replaced the 30-06 die with a brand new one and was hoping my dad would never know before I left Idaho. Nope, that didn't work either. As he asked me if everything was good, and I broke down and confessed.

Since it was packed away in my gear and I was in a hurry to get on the road, he left the salvage job to me.

That reminds me, any of you guys need anything fixed around the house?
Hell Anna, you operate like a dude! How many of us have done near exactly the same thing?
Vikingdad is offline  
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2013, 09:42 PM   #42
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Anna_Purna's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 7,236
Liked 6752 Times on 3670 Posts
Likes Given: 5796


Originally Posted by Anna_Purna View Post
More like stress from having my father find out I ruined his die???
Originally Posted by johnr1943 View Post
You underestimate a father's love!
No no no, I know exactly how much he loves his die's
Anna_Purna is offline  
tri70 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 03:30 PM   #43
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Dan308's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Albuquerque,NM
Posts: 289
Liked 146 Times on 74 Posts
Likes Given: 12


My problem is 180 degrees from yours. I let my dad use my reloading press. He jammed a .223 case up a RCBS die and that's where it remains, stuck. No case bottom and can't get the decapper out because it comes out the top and you can't get it through the neck.
Dan308 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 11:29 PM   #44
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
barnjoer's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Close to the Heart of Texas
Posts: 53
Liked 9 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 4


With A stuck case remover...LOL we have all tried stupid things, Learning the hard way is some times the best was. I made my first stuck case remover like some one said with an old socket. Have since bought an RCBS remover but still have the one I made. Not sure it does not work better than the do you remove a stuck case from a die?........... - Ammunition & Reloading
He Who Expects Nothing Won't Be Deceived!!!

Last edited by barnjoer; 07-07-2013 at 11:46 PM.
barnjoer is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Magpul CTR stock stuck on buffer tube....Need to Remove. ARnoob AR-15 Discussion 17 02-26-2014 01:52 PM
Please help remove curent restriction on carrying handguns and remove military style russalbert Legal and Activism 1 02-09-2013 07:01 PM
Lee case trimmer and case length gage assualtready070 Ammunition & Reloading 1 02-07-2013 11:34 PM
RUAG Precision 9mm 115Gr FMJ, Zinc plated Steel case 500RD CASE Cope's Distributing Sponsor Display 0 02-28-2012 04:00 PM

Newest Threads