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Old April 7, 2013, 09:27 AM   #1
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Decapping Die

Looking for a good decapping die...which one do you guys prefer ? Thanks
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Old April 7, 2013, 09:32 AM   #2
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Lee Universal Decapping die:

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/136...-decapping-die


Out of stock at Midway but perhaps in stock elsewhere.
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Old April 7, 2013, 09:50 AM   #3
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I just ordered one from Midway earlier this week. Just got it in the mail yesterday. Maybe I got the last one.
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Old April 7, 2013, 10:07 AM   #4
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Any one you can get your hands on right now. Mine is a Lee. It's cheap and it works. But, you have to find one first. If you're decapping 22 through 25 caliber, Midway has an RCBS die available.
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/372...ugh-25-caliber
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Old April 7, 2013, 10:20 AM   #5
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which caliber would the Lee die work with ?
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Old April 7, 2013, 10:30 AM   #6
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which caliber would the Lee die work with ?
It's universal, meaning its suppose to work with all calibers. Don't know if that's true or not but I haven't found a caliber mine doesn't work with.

Having said that, I haven't tried it on my 204s yet so I can't swear to that.

I normally do my decaping while sizing but the universal decaper does come in handy some times.

Well worth having on your loading bench.

A bit off topic but Lee also makes a universal expander die, that puppy comes in handy too. If you load cast bullets in rifle cases, a slight expanding of the neck allows the cast bullet to start without screwing up the brass.
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Old April 7, 2013, 10:42 AM   #7
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I don't believe the Lee works with extra wide cases, like .50 BMG, either of the .577's or the 600 and 700 Nitro Express cartridges.
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Old April 7, 2013, 10:45 AM   #8
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thanks Kraigwy, think I will order the Lee...might have to sell the farm to pay for shipping. UPS is high but dependable and USPS, well cant trust them, I got package from Midway seems to be lost. It was just 110mi from me on Apr 1 and have not seen it yet.. Thanks
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Old April 7, 2013, 12:35 PM   #9
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From Lee's website description of their decapping die:
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Fits cases up to .560" in diameter and up to 3.125" long.
From Midway description of the same die:
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While this is listed as a Universal die, it is not recommended for use with 17 or 20 caliber cases.
FWIW.
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Old April 7, 2013, 12:41 PM   #10
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I use the Lee on my 204 cases. I took the decapping rod and filed the square shoulder where the small pin is so it is angled. That way it guides the rod into the case without catching the case mouth and damaging the case.
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Old April 7, 2013, 05:08 PM   #11
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Thanks everyone for their help. I ordered myself the Lee Decapper die
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Old April 7, 2013, 06:55 PM   #12
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I have the Lyman, but I would bet it is close to the same.
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