More adventures in reloading…still

June 23, 2009

I broke 2 decapping pins!

Let me say that again – I broke 2 decapping pins!

Both the RCBS die and the Hornady resizing die  pins in one night.  There must be something I don’t know about (luckily Midway has replacement pins for sale at least for the Hornady Die…)

Looking around on the Web, it says that my problems might stem from the brass being Berdan primed.  Good question – I don’t know…much of what I’ve saved is South African, but maybe the NATO imprimatur says nothing about how the brass is primed…


(Picture from Texasboars.com forum)

UPDATE: sure enough!  Berdan primed as the day is long.

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