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#13894705 - 06/12/19 Dedicated Decapping Die  
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Thinking about going with a dedicated decapping die and was wondering which one to purchase. Anyone care to share their experience with them? Which one, Lee, RCBS, Lyman are best bang for the buck?
Appreciate any input.
Thanks.
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#13895398 - 06/12/19 Re: Dedicated Decapping Die [Re: rookieatbest]  
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I have a dedicated decapping die in a dedicated decapping press. both rcbs....

#13895561 - 06/12/19 Re: Dedicated Decapping Die [Re: rookieatbest]  
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I use the Lee die. No complaints.


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#13895678 - 06/12/19 Re: Dedicated Decapping Die [Re: rookieatbest]  
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I use the Lee as well in a press set up just for decapping.

No problems at all.

Never had a problem with a Lee product in about 40 years of off and on reloading.

My brother uses a dedicated RCBS press and die for decapping - he has had no problems with their products.


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#13895742 - 06/12/19 Re: Dedicated Decapping Die [Re: rookieatbest]  
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I use a Lee de-capping die and am well pleased with it. I de-cap all of my brass before cleaning (wet tumble).


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#13895750 - 06/12/19 Re: Dedicated Decapping Die [Re: rookieatbest]  
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I use the Lee decaping die in a Forster Coax.

#13897708 - 06/13/19 Re: Dedicated Decapping Die [Re: rookieatbest]  
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I'll jump on the bandwagon. Lee and worth it to get a Partner or other inexpensive press as a dedicated unit. Keeps grit and spent primers out of the primary press. If your getting an additional press look for something with a primer catcher or that you can hang a coffee can on.


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#13897825 - 06/13/19 Re: Dedicated Decapping Die [Re: rookieatbest]  
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I use the Lee decapping die in Lee's cheap single stage C press.

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#13898780 - 06/14/19 Re: Dedicated Decapping Die [Re: rookieatbest]  
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Thanks for the input....sounds like the Lee is pretty popular so I decided to give it a go....and found it on sale to boot!
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#13899349 - 06/14/19 Re: Dedicated Decapping Die [Re: rookieatbest]  
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I use a Lee. Hasbeen


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#13900612 - 06/14/19 Re: Dedicated Decapping Die [Re: Gringo Loco]  
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Originally Posted by Gringo Loco
I use the Lee decapping die in Lee's cheap single stage C press.

^^^^^^^^^this x2^^^^^^^

#13901762 - 06/15/19 Re: Dedicated Decapping Die [Re: jd9770]  
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Lee die and $16 lee c press. I have more in the mount and 3D printed primer collector doohickey, than the die/press.
I like to keep the carbon off the other presses and the primer collection keeps more off the floor.

#13902325 - 06/15/19 Re: Dedicated Decapping Die [Re: KRAKMT]  
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I bought the Lee C press as part of the Lee Reloader Pack which included the C press and Lee Modern Reloading Manual, 2nd Ed for $17.38. Pretty good deal I thought.

#13903799 - Yesterday at 05:53 AM Re: Dedicated Decapping Die [Re: rookieatbest]  
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I have an RCBS and seems like I break the pin about once a year. RCBS is happy to replace them but it’s a pain and I even follow the directions. Odd crazy


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#13903892 - Yesterday at 06:25 AM Re: Dedicated Decapping Die [Re: Gringo Loco]  
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The 3D printed primer doohickey is similar to this-

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Improved-Primer-Director-for-the-little-Lee-press-3d-printed-part/323304756938?hash=item4b467716ca:g:TpsAAOSw~K9bJfQT

It does a good job of catching the spent primers.

#13905735 - Yesterday at 08:49 PM Re: Dedicated Decapping Die [Re: Pugs]  
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Originally Posted by Pugs
I have an RCBS and seems like I break the pin about once a year. RCBS is happy to replace them but it’s a pain and I even follow the directions. Odd crazy


Same thing and two remedies have helped. Primer flash hole uniforming and mounting the stem with an "O" ring so it floats. The uniforming creates a bevel that guides the pin into the hole. Floating allows for minor differences in cases.

I have not broken one since I started doing this where previously I broke three in short order.


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