I'm getting a bunch of stuck cases while decapping/resizing .223 brass.
Here's the lowdown:
Lee Classic Turret Press with 4-hole conversion
Lee .223 full-length resizing die
Assorted once-fired brass (manufacturer doesn't seem to matter)
Laid out about 80 tumbled cases on newspaper and sprayed them from the mouth end with One Shot, rolled them around, and let them dry for 30 minutes.
decapped/resized about 30 cases with no problems whatsoever.
STUCK CASE! Pulled right out of the shellholder, mangling the rim of the case.
Read instructions and kinda-sorta followed them. Loosened decapping pin collar, and it came right off the pin, which was hopelessly stuck in the case. Whacked the top of the pin with a hammer until the case came out. Pin still stuck in case. Cut neck off of case with wirecutters, removed case, pulled neck ring off of top end of pin.
Next case was uneventful. (but I think I bent the decapping rod a little)
Next FIVE cases got stuck. After the first, I sprayed One Shot up into the die.
I gave up.
Any ideas what's causing this, and how to fix it? I'm considering buying a carbide FL sizing die, but as near as I can tell, only Dillon makes them, and they're damned proud of theirs, to the tune of $100+.