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Thread: WTB/WTT 16 gauge decapper

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    Boolit Master
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    WTB/WTT 16 gauge decapper

    I just recently bought a like new in the box 1963 Lee Loader for the 16 gauge shotgun. The only problem is that the decapper is a 12 gauge decapper instead of a 16 gauge decapper. I would like to buy a nice 16 gauge decapper or will trade the 12 for a 16 if someone needs a 12 and has a 16.

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    Just go and buy a dowel that fits close. Then drive a nail in the end and snip it off. A light hammer tap will drive out the primer.
    R J Talley
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    omgb, There is more than one way to built a decapping tool if I wanted to do that. I have a tool that will decap so decapping is not the real problem. The problem I have is a set that is not a correct and complete set as it is now and that just doesn't sit right with me. I bought this set to have a workable/collectable set to pass on to my grandchildren. I will keep looking for the proper decapper until I find one or I cross the Jordan River. Call me stubborn, james

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    I figured that's what you were up to but said what I said becauuse all of the early Lyman kits used something like I described and I didn't know how into this you were.
    R J Talley
    Teacher/James Madison Fellow

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    Guys when I tried to used my "16" Lee set, I found that I have a 16 gauge capper, powder dipper and shot measure and a 12 gauge rammer, die body and decapper. I am attempting to send the set back to the seller. I don't know what he will do or not do. I will close this add as it will do me no good to trade for a proper decapper now.

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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
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