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Hello everyone. New to this site, I hope to stay to give and learn as much as possible.

Either way I recently bought a set of lee dies for .357 Sig. I was having a little trouble prepping the casings. I got about 50 or so casings deprimed and re-sized using a single stage press then it stopped depriming. I noticed more pressure then usual while pulling on the lever. Then it stopped depriming all together. I Then looked closely at the the casings I already did and noticed they were a little scratched. I then tried running a couple of casings through a .40 die and it seemed to take the primers out but I am unsure of the resizing.

If anyone has any tips or advice please let me know.


Thanks in advance.
 

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Yep, the pin may have slid up. I have a set of Hornady dies for the 9mm and if I get a stubborn primer the pin will slide up instead of snap off. Nice, but a pain sometimes if I happens close together. Glad it usually only happens very infrequently.....1 in 250. Usually some type of oddball brass that I got from range pickup. It then gets thrown in the scrap bucket.

Since we are talking .357 Sig I will throw out a question since The Joker is learning stuff about this caliber and I am trying also. I have heard that you can use .40 S&W brass and just resize them & I have heard they are too short to use. Which is it anyone? I have tons of .40 and someday might use them if possible.
 

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Yep, the pin may have slid up. I have a set of Hornady dies for the 9mm and if I get a stubborn primer the pin will slide up instead of snap off. Nice, but a pain sometimes if I happens close together. Glad it usually only happens very infrequently.....1 in 250. Usually some type of oddball brass that I got from range pickup. It then gets thrown in the scrap bucket.

Since we are talking .357 Sig I will throw out a question since The Joker is learning stuff about this caliber and I am trying also. I have heard that you can use .40 S&W brass and just resize them & I have heard they are too short to use. Which is it anyone? I have tons of .40 and someday might use them if possible.
Using the 40 brass WILL result in the case neck being to short. Do not use 40 cal brass.
 
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