BEST DE-PRIMING TOOL ... dedicated station

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  1. MontanaCreedmoor

    MontanaCreedmoor

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    Guys....

    Looking for best dedicated tool (either in Press or hand held) for simple de-priming. Planning to modify my procedure to deprime ... before cleaning and to keep the trash out of my higher quality FL dies (Wilson, etc).

    Tried a Harvey hand tool ... lots of issues having it work consistently.

    Any good suggestion?

    Should be simple since this is not rocket science ....
     
  2. Ccrider

    Ccrider Gold $$ Contributor

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    Lee universal
     
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  3. zipollini

    zipollini Silver $$ Contributor

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    Lee depriming die. It's cheap and works great. I use it before wet tumbling all my cases. Primer pockets come out nice and clean afterwards.
     
  4. AndyTaber

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    I don’t know if it is the best, but it works for me. I use a sinclair depriming die (has the small pins for my 6BR cases) and works just as well with large flash hole and pistol rounds. I have this die mounted in an RCBS Partner press and attached to a small board with sides to help contain the old primers. I can then use this just about anywhere with a small c-clamp to secure the setup to a table or bench.

    I tried depriming before tumbling but got tired of cleaning walnut shells out of the flash holes.
     
  5. Richard Coody

    Richard Coody Silver $$ Contributor

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    i like my harvey. use it at the range. if the decapping rod was closer to the neck diameter i believe it would work better.

    i also have lee and redding universal decappers i use with a little partner press. i like to decap outdoors because of the mess.
     
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  6. Ccrider

    Ccrider Gold $$ Contributor

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    If you need it for smaller holes, you can turn the Lee down with a file and drill or deemed like tool. Replacements are cheap like 3 for 12 bucks on Amazon.
     
  7. jepp2

    jepp2 Gold $$ Contributor

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    What problems are you having with the Harvey? That is what I use 90% of the time. My only issue is when depriming FC crimped primers. It takes a good bit of force, and if you have part of your palm between the handle and body, you now have a blood blister. After the second time, I get pretty good at avoiding future pain.

    When using a press, I like the Lee universal depriming tool as it will fit the 20 Cal case necks, and my Lyman universal will not. When using a press I like the Forester as all the priming crud is captured down the tube.
     
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    Lenzi decapping tool sold by pma
     
  9. Bojo

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    Anothervote for Lee universal here. Cheap and works great.
     
  10. daleboy

    daleboy Silver $$ Contributor

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    I use a Lee press and Lee universal die. Cheap and simple to clean the spent primers out.
     
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  11. rardoin

    rardoin Silver $$ Contributor

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    I have an old Rockchucker I use as a 'second operation' press for tasks such as decapping, collet bullet pulling and mandrel sizing (and working dies for non-comp loading). I have all 'dies' fitted with the Hornady Lock 'n Load bushing and its complement in the press. It makes all these tasks/tool changes extremely quick and I don't have crud from depriming/dirty cases contaminating my dedicated Redding BBII sizing press.
     
  12. Steve morgan

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    Redding or Rcbs recap dies work great
     
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  13. Rsadams

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    +1 on the Lee de-capping die , parts are cheap and plentiful , so you can sand down the pin to whatever flash hole you need... I use mine on crimp brass it holds up and I am not easy on it...
     
  14. Bob L.

    Bob L. Gold $$ Contributor

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    I ran into the same problem - never could get the pin to line up with the flash hole consistently. I ended up giving it away and now use a Sinclair decapping die. I also own RCBS, Redding and Wilson decapping dies/tools, but use the Sinclair. It's has small pins for the small Lapua BR cases, and quick to change out in my Forster Coax.
     
  15. natdscott

    natdscott P100, HM, DR, experienced beginner. Gold $$ Contributor

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    I'm pretty happy, and fast, with a Wilson punch and base.
     
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  16. MikeMcCasland

    MikeMcCasland Gold $$ Contributor

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    The Lee decapping die is the best Lee product I own. ;)
     
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  17. daleboy

    daleboy Silver $$ Contributor

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    Same here,w/ the Lee Neck sizing die in a close second.:cool:
     
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  19. jonbearman

    jonbearman I live in new york state,how unfortunate ! Gold $$ Contributor

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    I have decapped literally thousands and only broke two pins because I ran into a couple berdan which was my fault. It works on staked in military primers with ease. It is a great tool.
     
  20. cw308

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    I use the RCBS Universal decapping die , there all good . Decapping before sizing is pretty simple doesn't require much.
     
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