Discussion in 'Main Message Board' started by long40shot, Feb 16, 2019.
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Haha! Right you are!
That's why your best friend is a "Stuck Case Remover".
Speak for yourself. It's never once happened to me in my 45 plus years of reloading. Just lucky I guess.
Well, now you can not say it's never happened to you before.
What about M1 thumb? I learned the easy way; others said it would happen and how to keep it from happening. I believed them. None for me please.
About as much fun as hitting your finger with a hammer.
....and case lube. I've done this ONCE, with a 257 AI. Pretty close to a worst case scenario...long very straight wall case in a factory die, etc....It was lack of lube!
Way back in the 1970s an old handloader told me this - There's 2 kinds of reloaders; those that have experienced a stuck case and those that will. I scoffed and you know what happened then...
Then you have people like me that quit counting how many times. I just got real good at removing them.
I thought I could get by with one last roll on the pad before putting more lube down, I was wrong. I think I came up with three new cuss words that afternoon.
Knock on wood! Close, yes! Forty-five years and I've been lucky to not stick one. But as I get older and more feeble minded, it's a sure bet I'll stick enough to offset those I nearly stuck. I have a stuck case removal kit, I'm sure, but I haven't seen it for years. Better relocate it.
I stuck the very first case I ever pushed into a die. No one mentioned lube.
There wasn't enough lube on that 204. It was a new case too
When I ordered all of my first round of reloading equipment, my dealer suggested I add a stuck case remover to the list, just to be ready. Made it through about 25 years before I stuck one, but thanks to his good advice, I was prepared.
Me either, probably will now.
"About as much fun as hitting your finger with a hammer."
Now this I can relate too, some days I should name it lightning, never hits the same place twice.
Done the hammer thing plenty of times since my dad was a carpenter and helped him a lot when I was a kid. Never loaded a cartridge without powder until I got into benchrest shooting and have done it a few times in 6 seasons so far.
First time you stick a 17 VHA case, you just pack up the die, ship it off to the folks that made it and be done with it. Sure beats trying to get the stuck case out and taking a chance on damaging that die by using any means possible. Throw in the towel and be done with it. Bigger cases? Not so much of a problem. That little bitty stuck case is not worth the effort.
25 years? Yeah thats great. I cant remember where i put stuff from today!
In my 45 plus years as a hand loader, have had maybe 3 stuck cases. Got a stuck case remover kit with my original press. 220 Swift has been my problem child. Have removed numerous stuck cases for friends.
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