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Lyman Sharp Shooter Berdan Military Case Reloader Kit

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Lyman Berdan Milatary Case Reloader
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Manufacturer: Sharp Shooter
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      Berdan Military Case Reloader Foreign & Domestic
                                  Lyman Die Kit
                   For Lyman Dies Only

No more throwing away those pesky Berdan Primed brass

Revive and finely put to good use those hard to find calibers

We all know the price of imported Berdan primed ammunition makes it very attractive, at least from and initial purchase point of view. But Berdan primed cases mixed in with your Boxer primed brass Has always made for some miserable experiences in reloading.

That is why we offer these kits for Lyman dies

These kits are Not caliber specific and will do any case just pick correct kit for your dies.

What is bedan primed cases ?
Shown above berdan primer,Is  currently the European standard.

In a Berdan primer the mixture is contained in a simple cup. The anvil is a part of the primer pocket of the case, and is centrally located in the pocket. This necessitates two flasholes off center, Instead of the one flashhole in Boxer.

With Boxer primed brass , the primer is self contained in that the anvil is a separate piece, placed in the cup above the mixture. The primer pocket has no anvil, and has a centrally located single flash hole about twice the size of the off center holes in the Berdan primed stuff.

Both systems work well, and though each has its advantages , I don't think there is any advantage to either in terms of results.

However in terms of reloading ease the Boxer system has won hands down. It is now possible to reload berdan primed ammunition with these new kits, But until now it was much more problematic than Boxer stuff.

Decapping is the first obstacle, the two hole system means that out Boxer system central decapping pin is useless. Various methods have been used  hydraulic, and piercing the cup from the base, etc. But all these methods were much slower than decapping Boxer primed ammo.

Until now basically, Berdan primed ammunition was only fine for one use. Then you had to sell the brass for scrap and buy new.

1.Just unscrew the original depriming punch and screw in the milatary case reloader.
2. Screw the resizing die into your loading press and adjust as normal.
3.Put your shell holder in place.
4. Put a fired lubricated case (use 1/3 more lube than normal) in the shell holder and size as normal, But leave the case in the die with the ram all the way up.
5. Adjust the drill bit stop(approximately 1/8 inch above as starting point) so that the bit will drill through the bottom of the case but not through the primer cap.
6. Using an electric hand drill, Drill out the bottom of the case.
7. After cases are drilled, Add the depriming punch back into the die and proceed to Deprime as Normal.

1. Never attempt to deprime live primer.
2. Be sure to check the primer pocket for any signs of metal filings or metal protruding from the flash hole into the primer pocket,If there is, remove them with a small pick or other device.
3. Because the priming pocket of foreign cases vary in diameter you may have to ream the primer pocket deeper. Also you can add clear fingernail polish or primer sealer to seal in primers,

(Berdan cases have three size primer pockets small and large pistol and rifle no sleeve needed, And then there is a real large pistol and rifle those are the only ones that need the sleeves.)So we will soon have aluminum sleeves to fit in the primer pocket of the extra large primer pocket cases for a precision fit so you will no longer have to use any kind of epoxy or sealer in those kinds of cases.

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