I have been having problems with fired primers sticking on the decapping pins when reloading small pistol primer cartridges. This seems to be confined to Federal Primers so I assume there is "something" about their anvil design that lets it grab onto the tip of the decapping pin. It happens on both RCBS and Lyman dies.
If I was single stage loading it would be no big deal but using my Pro-2000 I am going nuts with fired primers getting reseated and having a bunch of bad rounds to pull down.
The primers stick bad enough that some of them get stripped off the pin as the ram is lowered and getting re-seated just enough for them to carry over to primer seating station where they get seated back in the pocket. Sometimes I notice the ram not being in quite the right position when the old primer bottoms out, sometimes not.
The cure would probably be to go to Dillon sizers or back to CCI primers if they were available. All I can find is Federal primers and Dillon dies are weeks out on delivery. In the short term I'm going to try polishing the decapping pins down a little to see if that helps.
Is anybody else having this problem? I can sorta deal with it by pulling ever case out of the press after sizing to visually confirm the primer is gone, or I could resize/decap on my Rockchucker, both of which add time and steps to the reloading process.