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Hornady 223 brass

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Does anyone know what primers they use? Weirdness when they go though the sizing die. The primers don’t push all of the way out, yes my dies are set right and it’s only hornady brass, but every one is the same.



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I know you said your dies are set right but sometimes the decaping pin breaks or gets shoved into its holder making it a little short. Tight primers and short pin means it won't go all the way out.

I can't figure how you got that out of the shell holder.🤔
 

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Brand new pin from Dillon, on a 1050 super, out of 2000 I had about 15 like this, all Hornady. Weird right? They bind when the shell plate advances.
 

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Hopefully one of the guys better at reloading can solve this.

I was loading 223 and never noticed the expander ball came off in a case. Had to hunt through the brass and rattle it until I found it.🤔
 

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My theory is that they crimped the ever-loving-fuck out of that primer pocket.
Good luck getting a new primer in that.
From the looks of it, that brass is probably fucked. I know I wouldn't try re-using it.

Adjust the length of your decapping pin if you feel like continuing to fight it.
 

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Yeah they went in the trash with the dozen or so 204 Ruger that was mixed in, fucking range brass. For what it’s worth the 204 will size but with a really long neck and enough less capacity that the powder spills out.
 

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Just a follow up, I took my die apart this morning and found the WEG was right. Apparently one of those Berdan cases that I thought I had caught soon enough bent the pin. It had a weird gooseneck bend right up against the expanding ball. Looking at the die on the press this wasn’t visible, the part of the pin you can see was still straight and centered, just a little shorter than it should have been. I had though it was as step deep enough as the stop pin was nearly bottomed out. Still weird the only cases that had issues were the Hornady.

Complacency will kill you just as fast as inexperience.
 

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I’ve had that problem with the Hornady media, that stupid shit with the rouge on it likes to stay in the cases in clumps, effs things all up. I’ve also found that the plain media does a better job.
 

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I bought some citrus to try and will dry the cases in the oven. Cleaning media gets everywhere because it has to be small to work. My friends went to stainless steel pins and that looks good but I am afraid they will get hung up in a small case and break my decaying pin.
 

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I use media for tumbling that I buy in bulk (by the bucket) at Northern Tool & Equipment.

It works as well and I rarely get pieces stuck in cases or in flash holes.
 

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Somebody should build a case tumbler with an inner cage that you pull up and the vibratory shakes it all back into the tumbler. I use a Dillion 2000 and their media separator. Media gets out and goes everywhere when I spin the separator. It would be nice to have a cleaner system to polish and separate.
 

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I use stainless pins w/ dawn & semi-shine in home made tumbler

very slowly roll in a Dillon media separator full of water,

surface tension holds pins inside cases,

but does not happen when fully submerged

hair dryer to warm cases & dry out the water

no problems
 
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