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cartridge decapper

Post by Moonshine Swiller » Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:38 am

does anyone have a home made cartridge decapper they can tell me how to make? from pliers, etc.
seems like could probably make one cheaper than one you can buy
thanks

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cartridge decapper option Lee hand press

Post by flintbuster » Wed Apr 11, 2007 10:53 am

look for the Lee brand hand press.
It is only 1 1/2 lbs added to shooting box and cost around $22.
Add the Lee universal decapping die and correct Lee shell holder. It should decapp most cartridges.
Be aware that it only has 3 1/2" of clearance.Some long cases may not fit in the press.
I also reload cases at the range with this after they have been fire formed.
The standard die sets and shell holders will fit the press.
Go to www.midwayusa.com and look for Lee hand held press.
Product #: 410804
Manufacturer #: 90685

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Decapper

Post by Moonshine Swiller » Wed Apr 11, 2007 11:03 am

Thanks flintbuster :wink:

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decapper

Post by flintbuster » Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:11 am

Your welcome

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Decapper

Post by Swede45 » Sun Nov 11, 2007 12:38 pm

This decapper is made of an old pliers an has got an brass rod (turned to just fit a case inside) with a decapping pin drilled to its end. The brass rod is screwed to the plier and can pivot around the screw.
A 6mm steel rod with a little "heel" (welded and grinded) is welded to the other hand of the plier.

This decapper is very handy to use at the range instead of having to use the ordinary press.


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Post by John Boy » Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:51 pm

Moonshine, if your shooting 45-70's ... might want to try this ...
http://www.leeprecision.com/cgi/catalog ... 3269=90264
Classic Lee Loader:
* Decapper
* Decapper Chamber

Just set the brass in the Chamber - tap the Decapper onto the spent primer and Done. It's cheap and easy to store in the range box

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Post by Ranch 13 » Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:55 pm

Another vote for the lee hand press and universal decapping die. One of the things I like about it you can decap after you've fired in a relay, and catch the primers in the tube of the handpress so you can dump em in the trash can instead of letting them flap all over littering the place up.

One note on the universal decapper , the universal part ain't quite right, cases based on the 50's won't quite fit. :roll:

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Post by Gomez » Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:01 pm

Swede,

Actually that tool looks like somebody "sacrificed" their wife's garden sheers - they usually have wound springs like that and have wire clips to hold it closed when not in action.

Either way, it's one of the best lash-ups I've seen for a home made. I might weld one up for myself.

Thanks for it,
Rob Dorsey
http://OldGringo.us

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Post by Swede45 » Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:38 am

Yes, it used to be a garden sheers for cutting branches. The spring function is handy.


You could say it is the reversed plowbill movement-
turning agriculture equitment into weapon equitment :D
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Post by OLReliable » Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:02 pm

Ranch 13 wroteCOLONAnother vote for the lee hand press and universal decapping die. One of the things I like about it you can decap after you've fired in a relay, and catch the primers in the tube of the handpress so you can dump em in the trash can instead of letting them flap all over littering the place up.

One note on the universal decapper , the universal part ain't quite right, cases based on the 50's won't quite fit. :roll:


I use his combination to decap 50/70 ctg cases, as well as 50/140 cases, but need to remove the shell holder in the latter application, due to the extreme length of the case.

... but what do I know....

OLR
.... but what do I know ....

OLR ... OUT !!

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Post by Ranch 13 » Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:41 pm

Well I'ld say you got lucky then, on account the 50-70 starline cases I have won't go in far enough to get the primer poked out, they're to large in diameter to fit into the one I have.
Chalk another one up to the fine consistency of Lee products I suppose. :roll:

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