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Dillon Die Separation
« on: August 31, 2012, 02:05:11 pm »
My cousin is borrowing my 9mm tool head and was loading last night and did this to the sizing die:


No idea how that happens. I've only loaded a few thousand rounds of 9mm with those dies, and I always lube my cases despite having carbide dies. That's the carbide ring stuck on the case.

He already called Dillon and they're sending a new one. They want the old die back to see what happened. I asked him for more pics from different angles and of the rest of the die, which he'll get after work, or sometime this weekend.

Good news is he got enough loaded before the failure for the IPSC match this weekend!
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    Re: Dillon Die Separation
    « Reply #1 on: August 31, 2012, 02:15:17 pm »
    I never use lube with my carbide dies (except .30 carbine) and have never stuck one.  Was that a 9x18 perhaps rather than a 9x19?  Not sure if the 18 is bigger around or not, or even if the bases are the same size.

    eta - I just checked here (http://www.handloads.com/misc/shellholders.asp) and at least for single stage presses they do use the same shellholder, so I assume the Dillon would use the same shellplate.
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    Re: Dillon Die Separation
    « Reply #2 on: August 31, 2012, 02:18:39 pm »
    Ignore this post - I hit the wrong button and ended up quoting myself rather than modifying.  Need more coffee.
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    Re: Dillon Die Separation
    « Reply #3 on: August 31, 2012, 02:19:15 pm »
    I'd have just put a 12mm deep well socket on top of that and given it a solid whack with a mallet.
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    Re: Dillon Die Separation
    « Reply #4 on: August 31, 2012, 02:24:05 pm »
    I'd have just put a 12mm deep well socket on top of that and given it a solid whack with a mallet.

    Yeah, that would probably get the shell out of the carbide ring, but will the ring go back into the die as easily?  And stay there?
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    Re: Dillon Die Separation
    « Reply #5 on: August 31, 2012, 02:24:47 pm »
    I'm fairly certain it's a 9x19. He doesn't pick up range brass, only his own, so I don't know where he would have found a 9x18.

    Jesse, I'm 12 hours away, and probably a few months from having my press up and running again, so it's not inconveniencing me. And he got Dillon to send him a brand new sizing die for my toolhead. :shrug Fine with me.
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