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Post by Dockokol on Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:59 am

I loaded about 1000 rounds with the wrong powder charge.  I have a puller that works with my Dillon 550b, and it looks like we are going to become close friends soon.  My plan is to pull the bullets, save the powder and primed brass. Will spraying the cases with One Shot case lube case a primer problem? Since the cases have already been resized, can I just put the case into the powder/expander stage of the Dillon.   Thanks for your input... yes, I know be more careful and you don't have to do this  Smile

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Post by SteveT on Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:19 am

If the wrong charge is safe, I would use the rounds for practice.

If I were doing this and had carbide dies I wouldn't lube the cases, I would skip the resizing station, I wouldn't bother trying to reuse the powder and I would only reuse the bullets for practice. If I had regular steel dies I would lightly lube the cases by spraying a towel then rolling the cases around in it.
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Post by Wobbley on Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:26 am

Lay the brass flat with the mouth away from you and spray very lightly.  The hand pump lube works best here. Remove the lube after they've bee reloaded again.
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Post by Ghillieman on Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:05 am

Dockokol, if you are using Dillon carbide pistol dies you do not have to lube the cases. If you still want to lube the cases then spray your lube on a towel and roll the cases around the towel. This will put a tiny amount of lube on the surface of the case and not a big drop that can make its way to the primer.
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Post by JKR on Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:52 am

1000 rounds! Wow that's a lot of bullet pulling!

Just curious. What charge is in them now?

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Post by Dockokol on Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:57 am

Thanks for the advice, JKR I mistakenly loaded 3.5 Bullseye with a 185 JHP.  I should have loaded 4.5.

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Post by james r chapman on Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:34 am

Sound like short line and practice rounds..
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Post by woody on Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:06 am

affraid
Sound like short line and practice rounds..
 That is what I was thinking! I cannot imagine pulling a 1000 bullets.
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Post by rich.tullo on Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:20 am

Dockokol wrote:Thanks for the advice, JKR I mistakenly loaded 3.5 Bullseye with a 185 JHP.  I should have loaded 4.5.
+1 on using them for practice loads , make sure you get a #8 recoil spring. I could never go lower than 4.0 with that bullet. 

+1 on not lubing them 

If you feel you must lube before pulling, tumble the loaded rounds in walnuts and about 2 table spoons of liquid car wax. They will be shinny and lubed. 

Make sure you pull the primer de-cap pin from your sizing die.
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Post by Chris Miceli on Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:25 am

I run 3.6 n310 185 jhp in my ball gun
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Post by noylj on Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:18 am

The cases don't need to be sized, so they don't need to lubed.
Pull the bullet and remove the powder. Insert the case in the press at the powder charge/expand/flare stage and charge the case with the correct charge of powder.
Then seat and crimp.
Be sure to push down on the seated bullet with your thumb/finger and reject if the bullet moves at all. This may call for sizing the case. If so, remove the decapping assembly and go. You should have carbide sizing die and the cases have already been sized so, again, you don't NEED lube. These are not range pick-up with bulges, they have already been sized.

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Post by rebs on Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:38 pm

I was under the impression that if you pulled the bullets the cases had to be resized befor loading them again, I could be wrong ?

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Post by dronning on Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:12 pm

rebs wrote:I was under the impression that if you pulled the bullets the cases had to be resized befor loading them again, I could be wrong ?

You should only have to resize after they have been fired, that's when they expand.  Pulling the bullets still requires you to expand the mouth to seat new bullet, but then you just crimp again.  If you have a full factory crimp die even better.

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