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Old 10-30-2010, 02:30 AM   #11
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I have de-capped approx 15,000 pieces of once fired Lake City 5.56, 7.62 and .30 cal brass with the same cheap a$$ LEE de-priming die over the last several years, and have never bent a pin yet. So I guess I got a defective one.

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your 1 in a million

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I have de-capped approx 15,000 pieces of once fired Lake City 5.56, 7.62 and .30 cal brass with the same cheap a$$ LEE de-priming die over the last several years, and have never bent a pin yet. So I guess I got a defective one.
I have also! Guess I'm #2 in a million.
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So, I have to buy a reloading press and accessories?

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I have also! Guess I'm #2 in a million.
Make me #3 in a million. Albeit I use standard RCBS sizing de-capping dies.

I use a modified RCBS de-burring tool chucked in my cordless drill motor to cut the military crimp out of the primer pockets. I cut just deep enough to make a nice bevel on the leading edge of the pocket. I probably have many cases where I have cut deeper than I wanted to, but I have never had a primer back out when firing. I actually do this on all of my .30 cal (of all varieties) cases as it makes the priming operation (I use an RCBS hand priming tool) go much easier.
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RCBS AmmoMaster Single Stage Press Primer Pocket Swager Combo - MidwayUSA

^^^Along with a regular full length sizing die has worked fine for me over the course a few thousand 5.56 and a few hundred 7.62.
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There are two ways to go with this operation.

First you need a press of some kind. Doesn't matter if it is a (OMG ) a Lee classic or a dillon 1050.

You can deprime then either swage the crimp or turn the crimp.

Swaging the crimp is quick and fast if you use something like the Dillon super swage 600. Super Swage 600: Case Preparation Equipment

Or you can go low cost low budget and get the Lyman or Lee or RCBS or Hornady. Crimp tool.

Lyman Primer Pocket Reamer Tool Small - MidwayUSA

With the Lyman set up you have to be very careful to take just the right amount of metal off. too much and your primers will fall right out (Ask me how I know this)...

Myself If I were going to do it for a high speed set up I would spend the money on the Dillon or the RCBS.

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your 1 in a million
So my wife tells me.

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So, I have to buy a reloading press and accessories?
Well.... if you intend to reload these cases, you are going to need that anyway.
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I don't know when or if I'll start reloading. I have the brass and I thought about depriming it and selling it to make a few bucks while I'm unemployed.

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I use the RCBS Trim Mate with their military crimp removal tool at one of the stations. Had thought about the Dillon swage but figured I've already got this set-up so no need to change.

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