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204 Ruger Reloading Decapping

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#1 Samwaa

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 01:52 AM

I have just treated myself to a Savage 204. I bought a set of Hornady dies to reload, but I like to de-cap and before I tumble brass. I normally use RCBS universal decapping die, but the die is only good down to 22 cal. Does anyone on the forum know where I can get a de-capper? I have search the web; the normal sites, Midway, Cabalas, etc with no success.

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 06:20 AM

Look into a Lee .22 manual decapping rod. IIRC it will fit into a fired 20 cal case. I think I used it on 5mm Craig.~AMMOe

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 06:19 PM

I made one to use in 17 and 20 cal. Can't find them anywhere.

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 12:46 AM

It does seem odd to me that the 204 calibre has been around of 9 years, reasonably popular, yet universal decappers will not fit. I will look into the lee rod though. Thanks.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 12:05 PM

Redding has a decapper kit which comes with two decapping dies and a conversion for the small decapping die to allow it to fit the 20 and 17 cals. I think it can be found at Graff and Sons. You can also buy the dies separately and purchase the conversion for the small die. They have been hard to find in stock anywhere but if you keep looking one will surface. This is about the only option that I have been able to find for my 17 Fireball. I too like to remove primers.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 12:06 PM

Duh... We all like removing the primers eventually....

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 04:48 AM

I don't like to decap then tumble because the media gets stuck in the primer pocket and I spend wasted time cleaning it out with a pick. I haven't been reloading very long. Is there a reason you like to decap then tumble?

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 01:07 PM

I like to size cleaned brass. I have heard about dies getting scratched or other blemishes from dirty brass. It made sense to me so I just followed suit.

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 04:20 AM

The reason I decap before tumbling, is because when I do it the other way, I never quite get all the media out. The pin then hits the media and primer and you can feel the grind in press handle. I am sure no harm done, but just feels bad. I also prefer to resize clean brass.





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