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I sometimes feel the need to clean my .223 brass if it gets too crappy. I remove the primers before I send them through SS tumbling or Brass Jioce.

 

I'm looking for a decap only die to run in my XL650. The Sinclair one has a sharp edge on the pin retainer that catches the mouth of the case unless it is perfectly centered. It makes for a long session to have to manually "feel" the fit almost every time. Everything is lined up fine and there's no vibration - there's just some variation and the sinclair retainer isn't ideal.

 

Anyone have a die that works?

 

 

 

 

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Everyone does this differently but I like using vibratory for a quick clean, then lube, size/decap, and trim then clean deep clean.

 

I had picked up an rcbs universal decap years ago but never got around to trying it.

 

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Hard to go wrong with the Lee Universal Decap Die

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The lee universal decap has a square shoulder that gets stuck on the case mouth as well. So what I do is, stick it in your drill and bevel the shoulder so it’s a smooth transition from the actual decap pin to shaft.
Works good and the die and pins are cheap to replace.

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52 minutes ago, AHI said:

not as  cheep as LEE but   I recently went through this on a 1050

https://www.mightyarmory.com/collections/made-in-the-usa/products/mighty-armory-the-blue-ap-auto-decapping-die

only one that has worked  for me . Tried LEE RCBS HORNADY all failed 

 

 

 

 

I like that a lot. I may also, for the short term, try to bevel the Sinclair. It is stainless, though, so that might not be as easy as I think.

 

 

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I use the Lee Decapping die but changed out the decapping pin. I use a squirrel daddy hardened steel decapping pin that has rounded shoulders that don't catch the neck of the casing. Haven't broke any pins yet out of several thousand rounds.

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FWIW,

 

When I use a Mighty Armory decapper on a 650 to decap .223 the cases also hit the shoulder of the decapping pin.

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I’ve been using a Dillon Universal Decapping die and while it does work well and never gets hung up on the case mouth I will occasionally get primer pull back. I recently purchased a mighty armory decapping die to try out but have not gotten the chance to use it.

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On 7/17/2019 at 3:11 AM, RGA said:

FWIW,

 

When I use a Mighty Armory decapper on a 650 to decap .223 the cases also hit the shoulder of the decapping pin.

They offer a .20 cal pin. I assume the shaft is thinner to clear the shoulder. It's one piece and more expensive, though. https://www.mightyarmory.com/collections/made-in-the-usa/products/decapping-pin-for-22-250-and-243-special-order-only

 

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On 7/15/2019 at 1:00 PM, cjmill87 said:

Hard to go wrong with the Lee Universal Decap Die

with squirrel daddy pins. But the lee ones also have a life time warrenty. So technically you could get a couple to have in preparation for breakages and send the broken ones in when you find the time.

 

 

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On 7/17/2019 at 5:11 AM, RGA said:

FWIW,

 

When I use a Mighty Armory decapper on a 650 to decap .223 the cases also hit the shoulder of the decapping pin.

 

On 8/2/2019 at 1:26 AM, rlapid216 said:

They offer a .20 cal pin. I assume the shaft is thinner to clear the shoulder. It's one piece and more expensive, though. https://www.mightyarmory.com/collections/made-in-the-usa/products/decapping-pin-for-22-250-and-243-special-order-only

 

I have an automated 1050 and use to run the mighty armory die. It unfortunately kept breaking on me. I have since moved onto the following decapper, and can say that after about 8k 223 and 1k x39 that i was converting to grendel. Didn't break and never looked like it was going to either.

 

https://fwarms.com/shop/reloading/f-w-arms-auto-center-decapper/

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16 hours ago, Laxman2809 said:

 

I have an automated 1050 and use to run the mighty armory die. It unfortunately kept breaking on me. I have since moved onto the following decapper, and can say that after about 8k 223 and 1k x39 that i was converting to grendel. Didn't break and never looked like it was going to either.

 

https://fwarms.com/shop/reloading/f-w-arms-auto-center-decapper/

 

Thanks for the link.  I am using the MA die and it occasionally nicks a case mouth.  Same goes for the swage hold down die.  I might give these a whirl. 

 

How's primer pull back with the FW decapper?  Any sort of spring or assist that kicks the spent primer out? 

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On 8/5/2019 at 8:34 PM, Laxman2809 said:

 

I have an automated  050 and use to run the mighty armory die. It unfortunately kept breaking on me. I have since moved onto the following decapper, and can say that after about 8k 223 and 1k x39 that i was converting to grendel. Didn't break and never looked like it was going to either.

 

https://fwarms.com/shop/reloading/f-w-arms-auto-center-decapper/

Nice! I saw those awhile back on some FB page, but I don't remember seeing info on it. I like the design. Might have to try it out.

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19 hours ago, Tokarev said:

 

Thanks for the link.  I am using the MA die and it occasionally nicks a case mouth.  Same goes for the swage hold down die.  I might give these a whirl. 

 

How's primer pull back with the FW decapper?  Any sort of spring or assist that kicks the spent primer out? 

I haven't had any primer pull back. There is a spring somewhere in the decapping die as well.

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Lee Universal with the shoulder beveled.  Also filed the tip on all four sides (yes, it's round to begin) to a rounded point and have no problems with primers hanging up.

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On 7/16/2019 at 4:47 PM, CPD7119 said:

I use the Lee Decapping die but changed out the decapping pin. I use a squirrel daddy hardened steel decapping pin that has rounded shoulders that don't catch the neck of the casing. Haven't broke any pins yet out of several thousand rounds.

 

I run this setup in my spare 550 and decap everything I reload with it...5.56 to 44mag with no issues. Broke a few Lee pins on swaged in 5.56 primers and went to the Squirrel Daddy pins and haven't looked back.  

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On 7/15/2019 at 1:00 PM, cjmill87 said:

Hard to go wrong with the Lee Universal Decap Die

I agree.  That's what I do on my XL650

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