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Spring Loaded Decappers
« on: May 04, 2020, 05:47:16 PM »
One of the most common ways we psych ourselves out is:  I'm the only one who has the problem.

When reloading .38spl the decapping pin would stick to the primer and pull it back into the primer pocket. 

While I was on hiatus I learned I'm not the only one.  It's such a common problem, Dillon makes resizing dies with spring loaded decapping pins.

I order just their .357 sizing die.  It works really well.

RCBS make spring loaded pins.  So I ordered a few.  Guess what, they don't fit my Hornady dies.  Hornady is about 7/32" while RCBS is 1/4"  No worries, Mate.  I got a 1/4"x28 tap a made them fit the Hornady collet.  Not that I need it for anything other than .357/.38, but in case I do I have a replacement decapper ready to go.

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Re: Spring Loaded Decappers
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2020, 05:58:45 PM »
Handy to know.
And it brings up another thing. In this day of repeatable , truly interchangeable parts , if YOU have problem X any others using the same product will experience the same performance.
It AIN'T just you   ;D


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