Hopefully, the guy can see if there's a decapping pin sticking out the bottom of the die. BTW, I'd like to congratulate Nick for posting a concise reply, using parsimonious, rather than sesquipedalian, extra-verbose verbiage!I know this may sound like a stupid question, but it's not. At least I'm not.
Are you sure it's the sizing die? It is common for the Expander to stick, making it difficult
to drop the ram. When the case finally pops loose, it often pops suddenly with a bang.
If you load single stage or turret, it's easier to tell. If you are on a progressive, it's harder.
Thanks. Simple minded folk like myself had to look up the meanings of them there big words your using. I'll never be able to remember them, although I would like to.Hopefully, the guy can see if there's a decapping pin sticking out the bottom of the die. BTW, I'd like to congratulate Nick for posting a concise reply, using parsimonious, rather than sesquipedalian, extra-verbose verbiage!
So, what...you just stopped by to take a swipe at Lee? I am impressed with my Redding crimp dies, which I needed instead of Lee for lead bullets, but I don't care to spend the money to be a complete Redding fanboy.My experience with Lee dies is that they are marginal at best but I haven't had sticking problems except with some collet dies for .243 and .270. My problem with their pistol dies was on a .45 ACP, it didn't size small enough. Solution: RCBS, Hornady,Lyman....................
Never had a case stick in a carbide die.
Which is what I will do, when Lee is accepting new orders for custom dies. Doesn't have to be Lee, so I am open for suggestions of other known sources, currently accepting orders and delivering in this lifetime.I plan to order a custom Lee sizer in January, as soon as they open up custom die orders again. My .45 sizer is too tight and causing swaging of soft lead. It works just fine on jacketed at the .001 smaller diameter.>In some cases with lead bullets, you need to order a slightly larger expander. <>
This describes what I do on occasion. 357 type expander for 9mm lead bullet, but only if needed.In some cases with lead bullets, you need to order a slightly larger expander. I have used the .38 Spl and .38S&W PTE dies to get enough case expansion so the case ID is just 0.001-0.002" less than bullet OD.