Re: HEAD PULLED OFF--CASE STILL IN DIE
Depending on the caliber, I've used a tap to remove stuck cases. Find the closest possible size and thread it up into the case. With the decapping stem removed, run a drift punch down through up against the tap and try to drive it out. A trip into the freezer before trying to drive the case out, as Steve posted, helps.
Due to different thermal expansion between steel and brass, freezing the die with the stuck case will usually give you a few ten thousands of an inch of extra clearance to loosen it up.
I do like that cerrosafe plug method though too. I'll have to remember that one, especially if I come across a case that I can't find a tap to fit inside.
Thanks for posting it!
Last edited by Bindernut; 03-14-2012 at 01:06 PM..