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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-26-2016, 11:52 PM Thread Starter
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Stuck case problem

I'm pretty new to reloading. I have loaded some 243 and 25-06 with out any issue. I'm in the process of building a savage 338-06 and I tried to form some 30-06 brass in my new Redding full length size die. I cleaned and lubed the die as per the instructions. The first case was stiff running through and became stuck. I pulled the case and cleaned the die more. Lubed the case and bam stuck again. Total of 3 of 3 stuck. Any idea what can be wrong I used the same imperial wax lube as on my other loading adventures. Took about an hour or so to pull the 3 cases. Any advice would be much appreciated.

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-27-2016, 12:27 AM
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Re: Stuck case problem

You need to lube inside the neck.Powdered graphite might help.You need a tapered expander ball too.

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Re: Stuck case problem

I was using the imperial dry lube media or what ever its called. I the neck expander is tapered and I just checked goes almost 1/3 the way in the 30-06 neck. The outside of the case after I removed them feels like its not round when you soon it in your fingers. The 3rd try I took the expander and decap pin out to see if that was were the resistance was coming from but still stuck the case. Do you think it would be worth trying the rcbs lube and pad that came with my rock chucker kit?

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Re: Stuck case problem

Go to Sinclair Into. and get some Imperial sizing lube...that's what it's for..
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Re: Stuck case problem

The RCBS lube works well for me.Do you have 30-06 dies?I'm curious to see if the cases stuck in a different die.What part of the case is out of round?Did you measure it with a caliper?

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Re: Stuck case problem

The Imperial dry (neck) lube is intended for inside neck lubrication, not for lubricating the outside of the case body for resizing.

Personally I like the Imperial sizing wax for the outside of the case but the RCBS lube should work fine.

Good luck, Tony
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Re: Stuck case problem

No I do not have dies for the 30-06. It's not so much out of round but when you spin it it your fingers you can feel high and low spots. And I'm using the imperial wax on the outside and the neck line for the neck. All I have is once fired brass I bought at a gun show. I'm thinking there might be a problem with it.
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You anywhere close to Natrona Hts?If you are I"ll give you a few 30-06 brass that size fine for me.That way you will know if it is a brass issue or not.

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Re: Stuck case problem

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The Imperial dry (neck) lube is intended for inside neck lubrication, not for lubricating the outside of the case body for resizing.

The wax is awesome... only thing I will ever use.... and with the dry neck lube... Good luck

Personally I like the Imperial sizing wax for the outside of the case but the RCBS lube should work fine.

Good luck, Tony
The wax is awesome... only thing I will ever use.... and with the dry neck lube... Good luck
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Re: Stuck case problem

I appreciate that buddy I was just talking to a customer of mine at work and he is giving me some to try.
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