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#7065831 - 02/04/18 06:12 PM Help:( Stuck Case
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I stuck a case in my RCBS 243 sizing die. Iíve already drilled it pretty big trying to get it to thread. I tried to thread it with a bolt:(...I know, stupid...

What can I do now? Get a big tap and thread it for a big bolt and tighten it out?

Also Iíve bent the case with vice grips. Pretty much ruined everything maybe.

What can I try?

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#7065843 - 02/04/18 06:22 PM Re: Help:( Stuck Case [Re: MathMan]
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Use 1/4 x 20 all thread. Put a long piece (about 5 inches) in the brass and then use a needle gun to fill the case 1/2 full of slow epoxy. Pull with nuts and washers

or
Tap to 5/16 x 18 and use all thread. Screw the all thread into case and use nuts and washer to pull case out.

I always use all thread because you are putting pressure on nuts instead of brass thread in case.
Make sure you use correct size drill bit for threads
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#7065858 - 02/04/18 06:30 PM Re: Help:( Stuck Case [Re: MathMan]
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Die fixed in a vise, primer pocket up.
1/4" x 20 tap into the primer pocket.
1/2" washers stacked up around the brass, and stack above the end of the brass.
Long 1/4" bolt and run a nut on it first followed by a 1/4" flat washer.
Screw the bolt into the primer pocket until it stops.
Run the 1/4" washer down and the nut.
Hold the bolt with a wrench, turn the nut with a second wrench.
Case gets pulled out against the stack of 1/2" washers.
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#7065871 - 02/04/18 06:35 PM Re: Help:( Stuck Case [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Die fixed in a vise, primer pocket up.
1/4" x 20 tap into the primer pocket.
1/2" washers stacked up around the brass, and stack above the end of the brass.
Long 1/4" bolt and run a nut on it first followed by a 1/4" flat washer.
Screw the bolt into the primer pocket until it stops.
Run the 1/4" washer down and the nut.
Hold the bolt with a wrench, turn the nut with a second wrench.
Case gets pulled out against the stack of 1/2" washers.


Thanks. Iíll get the stuff to do that tomorrow. I watched a video of someone doing this.

I might have drilled it too large already.

Hope it works:)

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#7065887 - 02/04/18 06:49 PM Re: Help:( Stuck Case [Re: MathMan]
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If you went beyond 3/16" drilling in the primer pocket, use a 5/16" tap, and corresponding bolt/ nut.
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#7065937 - 02/04/18 07:29 PM Re: Help:( Stuck Case [Re: MathMan]
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Thanks. Iíll check to see what taps I have and I may buy the one I need if I donít have it. Iíll let yíall know when I get it out. Since I donít have a vice I saw I can screw it in upside down in the press.

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#7066031 - 02/04/18 08:17 PM Re: Help:( Stuck Case [Re: MathMan]
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Originally Posted By: MathMan
Thanks. Iíll check to see what taps I have and I may buy the one I need if I donít have it. Iíll let yíall know when I get it out. Since I donít have a vice I saw I can screw it in upside down in the press.


Yep. Screw it in upside down. I have the Hornady press so I just flip the adapter around and insert upside down. I had a tap already so I just drilled and tapped it, then use whatever I pick up for spacers. Sockets, washers, nuts, whatever. Need to just throw away my Hornady spray lube. It sucks.
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#7066034 - 02/04/18 08:18 PM Re: Help:( Stuck Case [Re: MathMan]
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What case lube did you use?


Edited by aggiehunter03 (02/04/18 08:55 PM)
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#7066162 - 02/04/18 09:29 PM Re: Help:( Stuck Case [Re: MathMan]
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My money is on hornady one shot.
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#7066163 - 02/04/18 09:31 PM Re: Help:( Stuck Case [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
My money is on hornady one shot.


Yep. Hornady One Shot.

I have some RCBS Lube and a lube pad. Iíll be using that next after I get the darn case out.

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#7066166 - 02/04/18 09:32 PM Re: Help:( Stuck Case [Re: MathMan]
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Is hornady one shot bad or did I use it wrong?

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#7066188 - 02/04/18 09:45 PM Re: Help:( Stuck Case [Re: MathMan]
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No, hornady one shot should be called one big a$$ shot, because you need a lot of it to lube the case. It's a great case lube and is what I use. But most stuck cases are from not spraying enough of it, and not evenly on all sides. Spray the cases from about a 45 degree angle and from all 4 sides. If you have too much lube, them watch for dents in the shoulder as you size. Also, let it dry for a few minutes before you size.
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#7066192 - 02/04/18 09:49 PM Re: Help:( Stuck Case [Re: MathMan]
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I think my issue was I didnít let it dry. Was still wet when I was sizing. Should it be smooth stroke when sizing or should it seem like itís sticking on the stroke? All strokes seemed to stick but I was able to push through it and they sized until the stick one:(.

I wish I had someone knowing what they are doing to give me help while Iím sizing.

Anyone around Wilson county want to help a new reloaded one weekend?

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#7066200 - 02/04/18 09:57 PM Re: Help:( Stuck Case [Re: MathMan]
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Yes, the lube must be dry. Spray a tiny amount up inside your die before you put it in the press. Then spray your cases down, then spend the extra time setting up your die while they dry. Sizing should be a smooth process.
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#7066201 - 02/04/18 09:59 PM Re: Help:( Stuck Case [Re: MathMan]
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And if you feel resistance, don't force it. The lube works best dry.
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