HOGRIDER Posted January 15 Share Posted January 15 22 minutes ago, jaep1911 said: I wish I had read this thread before I bought a Decapping and Resizing Die from MA. I just want to add my experience to this thread. I was getting tired of the ‘extra force’ required with the U-Die (yes, I do use a lube) and not-so-ideal decapping pin design with the Dillon die. I was intrigued by MA’s decapping pin design (screw-on with spring) and decided to give it a shot. Because of its ‘non-undersizing design’, I was curious/ cautious about the bullet retention, so I made a few with coated bullets (0.356) and plated bullets (0.355). I could not push the coated bullets in but it was effortless to push the plated bullet in with a light force, even after crimping (my crimping is adjusted for the coated bullet with the case mouth just closed). No go. I am afraid that they will not take it back for refund. I am not going to sell it because of the bullet setback that I have observed with it. I would have to take the loss. Back to the U-Die. Before going back to the U-Die, I'd like to recommend an alternative: The Redding Pro Carbide Sizing Die! https://www.accuratearmsandammo.com/searchquick-submit.sc?keywords=87172 After also dealing with what IMO felt like excessive sizing with the U-Die, I returned to the Redding and it has worked flawlessly for my .356" coated bullets along with my match .357" JHP bullets. Experienced this "adventure" a couple of years ago: https://forums.brianenos.com/topic/285234-lee-9mm-u-die-new-user-setup/?do=findComment&comment=3179600 Also, if your decapping a lot of "range" type brass, I would have to recommend having these decapping pins as my default: https://www.accuratearmsandammo.com/searchquick-submit.sc?keywords=01059 HTH's Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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