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Hunting Main Board => Hunting and Fishing Gear => Topic started by: BBF on January 31, 2012, 01:53:59 PM

Title: Dies
Post by: BBF on January 31, 2012, 01:53:59 PM
Being on a limited budget I tend to buy stuff accordingly.  I've got one "bitch" about the Sizer Dies by both Hornady New Dimension and the LEE Dies  with those @#$%%! decapping/expander rods. Someone figured it would be cheaper not the thread the pins but use a compress type setup to keep the stem in place.

BULLCRAP !!I've had to spot weld the rod in place on a Hornady Die 'cause it didn't matter how much I torqued it down it still pulled out when expanding the case.
My latest purchase from Lee did the same. I took some fine sandpaper and roughed up the stem  and then torqued that sucker in using a couple of hefty crescent wrenches. Time will tell.

Anybody else use either of the two and has the same problem. I lube the inside grudgingly with mica
Title: Re: Dies
Post by: Ks_Sniper on January 31, 2012, 02:56:08 PM
I don't know if you realize this, but black text on a gray background is pretty hard to read. ;)
Title: Re: Dies
Post by: Big58cal on January 31, 2012, 05:20:06 PM
I don't know if you realize this, but black text on a gray background is pretty hard to read. ;)

Huh?  :?
 
 8)
Title: Re: Dies
Post by: Morax on February 02, 2012, 09:37:26 PM
yeah i have had it happen, #@$$ me right off too!! good mix of jb weld and had no problem with it yet oh and for sake of it was a lee .243
Title: Re: Dies
Post by: BBF on February 03, 2012, 04:05:17 PM
I.m not sure we can change the background color. My screen shows white text on a blackboard.
Yep, the Hornady Dies were in 243 Win which I had to spot weld. I got three .243 Win Dies  and a bunch of brass now and not one rifle in that cartridge.
I had ordered the Axis in 243 Win and decided I don't need a needle bullet rifle and changed the order to 308 Win. which should be here next week.

Once I feel better, the snowing stops and it gets less arctic I will try "her" out.