Can you do this with a 300blk in a 223 die?

Carpe Diem
Posts: 179
Joined: Wed May 13, 2015 9:23 am
x 53
x 8

Can you do this with a 300blk in a 223 die?

Postby Carpe Diem » Sun May 24, 2015 10:03 pm

Just wondering before I do this...

I recently screwed my 300blk full size sizing die by getting a spent shell stuck in it. Long story but Tony Gilling managed to get it out for me but the spindles thread is pretty screwed - litterally.

So the wait for a new die parts is 4-6 weeks And I wanna process some brass and first step is decapping.

So was wondering given the parent case for this is 223 and I have a Lee set of dies for that can I use it to decap -so I can clean the brass in anticipation of sorting the full length sizing die out?

Any ideas anyone?...
0 x

User avatar
Scribe
Site Admin
Posts: 2289
Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:32 pm
Location: Coromandel
x 119

Re: Can you do this with a 300blk in a 223 die?

Postby Scribe » Sun May 24, 2015 10:24 pm

I think you probably can if you screw the de-capping stem right down to its max and feel your way through the first one.

I havnt one here to practice with so I cant be sure.
0 x

Carpe Diem
Posts: 179
Joined: Wed May 13, 2015 9:23 am
x 53
x 8

Re: Can you do this with a 300blk in a 223 die?

Postby Carpe Diem » Mon May 25, 2015 5:58 pm

Thanks scribe - think I'll resize and de-cap all my empty 223 ammo first though eh...then try the 300's knowing my luck I'd get this one stuck too.

Couldn't believe it Redding Dies that weren't cheap for the set and first empty 300blk shell in to it, lubed neck and exterior (Dillon spray and lee lube inside the neck on a Q tip) --- and its ...Winnie the Poooh time !!!
0 x

User avatar
hunter308
Posts: 156
Joined: Mon May 11, 2015 6:51 pm
Location: Tauranga/Waikato
x 2
x 5

Re: Can you do this with a 300blk in a 223 die?

Postby hunter308 » Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:59 pm

Carpe Diem wrote:Thanks scribe - think I'll resize and de-cap all my empty 223 ammo first though eh...then try the 300's knowing my luck I'd get this one stuck too.

Couldn't believe it Redding Dies that weren't cheap for the set and first empty 300blk shell in to it, lubed neck and exterior (Dillon spray and lee lube inside the neck on a Q tip) --- and its ...Winnie the Poooh time !!!


Thats is why I refuse to use those spray lubes I used hornady one shot once and got a stuck case from it and ended up snapping a press (ok I admit it was a lee cast alloy c-frame press) trying to get it out with a stuck case remover only thing I use now is a lube pad and RCBS or lyman case lube
0 x

User avatar
Rushy
Site Admin
Posts: 1966
Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:08 pm
Location: Halfway up a hill on the true right of the Kaipara River
x 1
x 73

Re: Can you do this with a 300blk in a 223 die?

Postby Rushy » Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:02 am

See this is why I just buy bullets from the shop. Too easy mate!
0 x

User avatar
Happy
Site Admin
Posts: 667
Joined: Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:23 pm
Location: Central North Island
x 114
x 108

Re: Can you do this with a 300blk in a 223 die?

Postby Happy » Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:29 pm

Put your cases in one of those white plastic supermarket bags. Quick spray tie the neck quick shake and leave it five minutes minimum . Somehow the lube spreads and everything gets easier. I laughed at the suggestion tried it umm worked well !
0 x

Woody
Posts: 217
Joined: Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:27 pm
x 49
x 26

Re: Can you do this with a 300blk in a 223 die?

Postby Woody » Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:34 pm

If you get a drill bit that is thin enough to fit snug through the primer flash hole, you can place the base of the cartridge over a nut which is slightly bigger than the primer diameter, and then use the drill bit and a small tockometer to drive the primer out from above. This won't resize the case, but it will deprime easily.
0 x


Return to “Reloading and Ballistics”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron
Website by RAZOR Web Design