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#1 Craig J

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 04:57 PM

Ok, I am new to this reloading science. I followed the directions and crossed all my T's and dotted all my I's.I must have missed something.I can not get my once fired Win brass to go all the way through. It stops about 1/4'' from the full stroke and won't punch the primer. I have run non-fired Win brass through with no problem. I even removed the center to look and it seems to be catching on the outside wall of the die. Used lube trimed and no go.What am I missing?RCBS Standard Die set 223 rem

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 07:33 PM

Make sure you use case lube all the way to the extractor groove, and that the stem that holds the decapping pin is far enough up in the die.Drew

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 07:44 PM

As long as you're decapping pin is centered in the die it would probably be either not enough lube or too much lube and/or a clogged vent hole.
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#4 Craig J

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 10:13 PM

Brand new die. I have removed the whole center to see what was going on, so I don't think it is a plugged hole. It worked on brand new brass just fine. I lined up the pin on an new brass so that it would be straight.

#5 Craig J

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 11:05 PM

Figured it out! Just wasn't using enough case lube! Works like a champ now! :blink: I always thought a little was enough and a lot was too much. Guess I was wrong.

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 11:24 PM

Glad you got it figured out. What lube are you using?

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 07:50 AM

RCBS case lube. Is there a better lube to use?

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 10:37 AM

That will work fine.

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 09:39 PM

RCBS case lube. Is there a better lube to use?

I have used Hornady One Shot with great results.

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 09:42 PM

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 09:47 PM

Imperial sizing die wax is the best made. Most top benchrest shooter use it. The best part about it besides easy of use is that it wipes off extremely easily with no sticky residue.

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 06:24 PM

Ditto

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 08:12 PM

One little can of that stuff will surely outlast your barrel.

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 08:18 PM

It lasts a very long time.

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 10:16 AM

Imperial sizing die wax is like the Eveready Bunny. It keeps going and going and going..... :)

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