- Apr 16, 2012
ShadeTree":qp4ms2bd said:Dr. Vette":qp4ms2bd said:Universal decapping die from Lee works great to remove the primers and then be able to reuse them if you wish. Safer than tapping on them with anything, and I use it all the time to deprime every single used case.
I hear what you're saying, and I do have one, though not a Lee. Like you I use it to de-prime every fired case. I like it.
My issue was de-priming them like normal in the press, then having to dig out the primers as not all of them end up in the catch tray.
I took the decapping stem out of my universal die and used it with a shell holder held in a vice. Couple taps and they were out. But I did wear glasses when doing so. This way I was able to put a clean paper towel underneath the shell holder to catch them, then I just dumped them onto my hand primer tray. Never touched them.
My Forster puts them down a tube into a plastic container.
If I deprime live primers, I remove the container and catch them with my hand. Nice and clean.