What is the best Decapping Only Tool

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  1. JimPag

    JimPag Silver $$ Contributor

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    I've had a Harvey's and a Neil Jones. I prefer the Harvey's.
     
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    Harvey +1
     
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    I tried most of the handheld ones and they work just fine. However, with crampy, arthritic hands the Might Armory is the cat's meow.
     
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    Rcbs decap die
     
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    A progressive press with a case feeder:D
     
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    Another vote for the Harvey. Make sure you get the rod with a decapping pin small enough for the flashholes of small rifle primer brass. I did not get one initially and he sent a new one for free, which was awesome.

    Edited to add:
    it appears as though it can be ordered with both Heavy Duty and "Universal Depriming Pin" that works with Lapua SRP brass for $5 extra. Alternatively, you can just order it with the Universal pin only.
     
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  9. rkittine

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    Harvey responded immediately and I received a tracking number this morning. I did also buy a RCBS decapping only die, which I can use in any one of my presses while at the bench.

    Thanks for everyones input.

    Bob
     
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    I didn't see it mentioned otherwise, but as far as depriming on press, the Mighty Armory dies are pretty sweet. Might be a little more than most people need, or want to spend; as I understand it they are kinda intended for progressive press use ie volume, where stuff coming loose and breaking can be more than slightly inconvenient - which I've had happen with pretty much every other brand of decapping die I've tried. Haven't used the FA die yet, though.
     
  11. rkittine

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    I ordered it with the two decapping pins for Lapua Brass and not the heavy duty one for crimped primers, which I do not have any in any case.
     
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  12. TrxR

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    Im really thinking about trying one of these Harvey decappers. Just waiting to hear what his shipping cost is to canada and am debating on wether i should order a couple of the heavy duty rods as well ?

    Has any tried depriming military primers with one? How hard was it ? i wont be doing them oftem. Mostly be used for my 30br and 308.
     
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    When my brother was setting up for .338LM, he was looking for a universal decapping die. We couldn't tell whether the ones on the shelf could take the case size so he picked up the Frankfort Arsenal.

    I asked to try it out. The next day I got one of my own.
     
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    Mine is scheduled to arrive today. I did not order the heavier, non-Lapua brass pins as I do not have any military brass.

    Bob
     

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