Also read that you need to get case lube off of brass prior to firing due to possible increased pressures..... True or false?
Are the universal decapping dies and pins covered by warranty? Broke both within 100 cases on crimped primers? No biggie if not, I will be ordering more.
As always, your valued opinion is appreciated and your excellent products and service are 2nd to none.
RE: .223 Shortening
Don't worry about the fired case length. Clean, lube and resize, then measure again. They will grow after resizing.
You definitely want to remove case lube before firing the ammunition. If the cases have an appreciable amount of lube on them, then the case does not momentarily adhere to the chamber wall upon firing. This increases the thrust against the breechface, acting like an overpressure round. We suggest tumbling the loaded ammo about 10-15 minutes in plain corncob to remove case lube.
Decap pins are not covered under warranty, but the rest of the die is.