Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by hawkeyeonme, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. hawkeyeonme

    hawkeyeonme New Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    I have a brand new lee single stage press and cant even figure out how to decap my hull! sorry its A 270 SHELL
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2009
  2. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR Active Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Imperial, MO
    From my knowledge from the Lee line, Lee does not make a shot shell reloader. Only metallic cartridge reloaders.

  3. RandyP

    RandyP Active Member

    Jan 22, 2009
  4. hawkeyeonme

    hawkeyeonme New Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    Is the sizing die the same as the decapping die? There is not a video to show me what I am doing wrong.
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2009
  5. gaowlpoop

    gaowlpoop New Member

    Apr 25, 2007
    Middle Georgia
    Might I suggest that you find someone to give you a hand in getting started. Reloading is serious business - fun and interesting but serious. Perhaps you can find someone near you that could give you a hand. I know I would enjoy helping if I were near by.
  6. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR Active Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Imperial, MO
    In most cases yes if your using lee dies. RCBS sizing dies and decapping dies are separate. All I can think is that your decapping pin is not low enough or tight enough so when you press it out the pin actually goes up
  7. hawkeyeonme

    hawkeyeonme New Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    Quite right H-FR, the pin was to high thanks a bunch to all of you who responded!!!!
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2009
  8. cakes

    cakes New Member

    Oct 23, 2009
    Northern Maine
    I think the instructions provided with Lee equipment are pretty good. Some of their instructions are listed online, too. That coupled with reading a loading manual cover to cover will get you going.

    Helix FR: I have three different shot shell loaders made by Lee. The Load-All, Load-All Jr, and Lee Loader. FYI.
  9. LDBennett

    LDBennett Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2003
    Hesperia, CA

    Buy a manual and learn not only the processes of reloading but how cartridges work and the correct nomenclature, too. Once you have read the manual, and re-read it and re-read it again then start reloading but not until you thoroughly understand how cartridges work and the processes involved in reloading. By the way, the answer to your problem was in the instructions packaged with the dies.

    Reloading is not like making cookies. Do it wrong and you and/or your gun may get seriously hurt. Don't rely on training from someone else who may pass on his bad reloading habits to you. Study up on the subject, then reload. OK?

    When you are reloading educated come back here and ask any questions you have. We always want to help but you have to do your part first.

  10. hawkeyeonme

    hawkeyeonme New Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    I am trying to be a sponge right now! reading, learning and alot of thinking.
  11. medalguy

    medalguy Member

    Feb 20, 2009
    New Mexico
    Don't buy one manual and think it will tell you everything. Buy several and read them thoroughly, not all the data sections but the general information on reloading. There's also a book called The ABC's of Reloading, I think it is, and it's an excellent book.

    Be sure you know what you're doing before you start reloading. Using the wrong powder or primer can have disasterous results. Keep in mind you are pulling the trigger on something that creates 50,000 pounds of pressure per square inch about 1-1/2 inches from your face and use all appropriate caution.

    Reloading can be very rewarding and lots of fun, but you need to always keep in mind that it can have very serious results if you make a mistake. When reloading ALWAYS keep your focus on the task at hand.

    Welcome to the boards, have fun, but BE SAFE!
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