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Old December 15, 2017, 07:13 AM   #51
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I've not "broken" one, but bent the snot out of one and pitched it. That's the reason for spares.
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Old December 15, 2017, 08:01 AM   #52
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I avoid Lee dies but it is normally possible to unscrew the decapper/expander to get enough room to drill and tap the case.
It’s unnecessary on Lee dies, I posted the correct way in #37.

The decapping pin is not threaded on them, just a smooth rod in a collet.

The universal/pistol pin won’t work for rifle dies because they all have expanders built into them or are the specific OD for a collet die to squeeze the mouth upon.

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