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Old December 27, 2008, 05:23 AM   #1
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Reloading 3006 with help of 300wm die

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I managed to screw up decapper-sizer assembly on my 30-06 Lee die. So the question is-since I have a 300wm rcbs die at hand is it possible to first full lenght resize 3006 cases in lee die without sizer-decapper and then run it through 300wm die to expand neck by pushing decapper-expander through the neck and decap-of course I'll lower it so that the case has no contact with the die body.

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Old December 27, 2008, 10:47 AM   #2
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You should be able to decap them with a different die. I would actually set it up to not touch the shoulder and set the decapping pin a little longer than normal. I would actually try decapping them all first prior to running them through your '06 resizing die without the decapping pin so you can clean inspect them prior to resizing.
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Old December 27, 2008, 11:07 AM   #3
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The answer should be yes. I suppose the .300 WM decapper extends too far down for the '06? It's shouldn't matter. You don't need to run all the way up over the expander; just far enough so the widest diameter on the expander passes the shoulder/neck junction on the case, then back off again. Use an inside neck lube to minimize any chance of neck distortion.

If your .30-06 Lee die is under 2 years old, I think it is on warranty and the part will be replaced free?

Another thought: If you got the yellow box .30-06 Deluxe dies set with a Lee Collet Die included, you can use its mandrel as your expander.
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Old December 29, 2008, 10:52 AM   #4
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Thanks guys! I have the cheapest RGB lee dies so I think that the cost of sending defective die to the states would be higher than a new one.
I've loaded some rounds with the help of 300wm die to last me while I'm waiting for new die.
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