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JonM 08-25-2012 02:05 AM

lee decapping die :(
got a lee decapping die in high hopes of using it to decap a bunch of crimped milsurp brass and run it through the dillon rt1200 case trimmer. damn thing just refuses to deprime any crimped primers. the decapping stem just gets pushed up into the die body.

if your looking for a good strong decapping die the lee isnt it. i like leed dies but their decapper just plain sucks

Txhillbilly 08-25-2012 03:21 AM

Jon,Tighten down the collet nut on top,and it should stop the decapping pin from moving.

I've never had any problems decapping crimped primers with my Lee dies,but have broken countless RCBS decapping pins by accidently trying to decap a crimped primed case with them.

Rick1967 08-25-2012 03:26 AM

What the hillbilly said.

JonM 08-25-2012 03:28 AM

I did. After it pushed loose the first time i gorrilla armed that thing tight as i could get it. No beuno. Two wrenchs and used a hammer to put a few love taps on it the third time. Just gave up put my dillon size die back in. Just ended up sizing twice.

Now thatthey are all decrimped ill use the lee going forward in that setup.

I hate being that person who can break an anvil with a feather duster :(

blackhawk44 08-28-2012 05:29 AM

You may have to degrease the stem and its collet then retighten.

GaMatt72 08-28-2012 06:08 AM

I have not had a problem with mine on crimped primers. Knock on wood. Lol.

steve4102 08-28-2012 11:50 AM


Originally Posted by blackhawk44 (Post 918476)
You may have to degrease the stem and its collet then retighten.


Olympus 08-28-2012 02:41 PM

Never had any problems with mine either. Are you sure it's a problem with the die? I'd be curious to see if other brands would do the same.

Overkill0084 08-28-2012 03:04 PM

Mine (.223) was giving me fits with some range pickups with the crimped primer pockets.
I pulled mine apart.
Stuck the decapper piece in a drill and and sanded to a semi smooth uniform surface. (220 grit IIRC)
Cleaned everything with brake cleaner.
Reassembled with a generous, but not ridiculous torque.
No more problem.

GaMatt72 08-30-2012 02:18 AM

Mine gave me fits today till I realized I had a few FN brass mixed in. Can't deprime FN brass with it.

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