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Brass getting stuck in reloading dies

Any ever experience brass getting stuck in your depriming / expanding reloading dies? I've had it happen in both my RCBS 22-250 dies and my Lyman 30-06 dies. I don't believe that I'm using either too much or too little case lube/ It has happened it both once fired brass (22-250) and older brass (30-06, this brass is from the Korean war and I know I haven't trimmed the cases down but they only get reloaded once every 5 or so years since I don't get too shoot to much.) Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Re: Brass getting stuck in reloading dies

Rust in the dies,maybe dirt???? What case lube are you using?
Also,there is a vent hole on most dies,it maybe clogged.

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could be the lube your are using too. some folks swear that One Shot CAUSES stuck cases while other say it's the cat's meow. I use RCBS lube on a paper towel and have not had a stuck case yet. DO make sure you check the gas check hole though, if it's clogged it will cause this too like WillyP said

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Re: Brass getting stuck in reloading dies

What type of lube? Have seen Oneshot stick once and a great while. Have switched to imperial and unique since and have had no problems.
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Re: Brass getting stuck in reloading dies

thanks guys will check vent holes etc... as for lube its the stuff they sent with RCBS rockchucker package (just cant remember the name of it right now)
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Re: Brass getting stuck in reloading dies

i use the hornady one shot. please follow intructions and let it dry. plus if you feel alot of resistence do not force. use standby imperial sizing wax. haven't stuck one yet. .223,.308, .30-06. seldom resize less than 500 at a time using this method.
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Re: Brass getting stuck in reloading dies

For over 20 years I have been using the RCBS lube pad that came with my RC package deal. The only time I've ever had an issue in all that time (maybe 5-6x) was when I didn't use enough lube on the pad.

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Re: Brass getting stuck in reloading dies

On new dies I always take the dies apart and clean with some gun scrubber and rubbing alcohol. After I make sure they are dry on the inside I take a q-tip and spray some Hornady One-Shot on it and lightly swirl it around the inside of the die body. Then I re-assemble. I clean them like that once a year afterwards. Grit, hair, lube and God-knows-what builds up in them over time and they need to be cleaned. Lube and gunk will build up in the vent hole too.
I use One-Shot exclusively and like has been said already shake it well, spray on and give a minute or two to dry. It flows around the brass and leaves a slick coating behind that is much slicker than when the spray is still wet.

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Re: Brass getting stuck in reloading dies

hmmm i use lee case lube that came with my reloading kit. i had a stuck case....i didnt use enough lube..... when i reloaded before i reloaded like 50 of 3 diff calibers at once...i HATED lubing the cases it took me FOREVER....soo i bought collet neck sizing dies. as they are all for 1 rifle...noo more lube

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hmmm i use lee case lube that came with my reloading kit. i had a stuck case....i didnt use enough lube..... when i reloaded before i reloaded like 50 of 3 diff calibers at once...i HATED lubing the cases it took me FOREVER....soo i bought collet neck sizing dies. as they are all for 1 rifle...noo more lube
Collett dies and neck sizing is good when you can get away with it but for pumps,autos and lever rifles neck sizing doesn't work. They don't have the camming action like a bolt to eject the cartridge. For hunting ammo I always full length resize.

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