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It only decaps, just about any die will do. I use a RCBS, but a nail & hammer works.


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Originally posted by fredj338:
It only decaps, just about any die will do. I use a RCBS, but a nail & hammer works.


Agreed, just don't mess up the flash hole.
 
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Just about any brand of dies can have a broken pin if everything isn't bolted down tightly...

For my money Redding makes the best dies, with Lyman and RCBS not far behind. For a Dillon press the Dillon dies are the ones to have.

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Originally posted by El Cid 92:
Recently snapped a Lyman decapping die. Never was impressed with the quality of this die.

Anyone have a recommendation for a decapping die .223 thru 338 LM??

Thanks in advance.

Andrew


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The Lee Universal is good to go. I have used one for many years and rounds. Works for steel case and brass case, cost effective and the pin can easily be replaced if broken. No one brand of dies is without issues, some are just better than others. I prefer used, in like new condition and inexpensive so color is not a preference of the box, neither is the material of the box. It is about what works and cost.


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I'm using a RCBS universal decapping die. With the exception of snapping a few pins, I've decapped over 50,000 rounds. The snapped pins were because of off center primer holes. I'm well satisfied.
 
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I really like my Dillion decapper.


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Late to the show, but my Lee Universal Depriming and Decapping Die has served me well for 5.56/.223 and all pistol brass.

https://www.midwayusa.com/prod...ng-and-decapping-die

Replacement pin in case it breaks (BTDT)...

https://www.midwayusa.com/prod...nd-decapping-die-pin



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Send Lee a photo of the broken pin and they will send you a new one.

None of their pistol dies incorporate an expander with the decapping pin so any of them will work as a spare until the new one gets to your door.
 
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The Lee Decapping die is what I use. It works great and is inexpensive. I prefer to decap before cleaning my brass.
 
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Another vote for lee. I have several and never a failure. I think they will repair/replace free, if it does break, you may want to check on that.


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I use the lee universal decaping die for 223 556 and 308 with no problem but some times have bent pin when doing 357 sig speers cases with small flash hole
 
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