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The Decapper is a game changer and allows quick, easy and safe handling of spoiled cases.

The Decapper is fabricated from a modified engineering plastic and is extremely strong. The material is the same as used in iron ore wear chutes and will last a very long time if looked after. Buy Now
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The Decapper is designed to remove spent primers from your soiled cases. It will remove the primers (commonly known as decapping) from 380ACP cases up to 308Win. The machine will remove the spent primers up to 3,600 cases per hour (if your casefeeder can keep up) and cases can be processed soiled.  You can wet clean your cases afterwards and you cases inside and out including your primer pockets, then rollsize your cases. This will save you a LOT of time in reloading.

Please note the decapper is only recommended for attended domestic use. The decapping process will occasionally result in broken pins (especially if you hit rocks in the cases or they are fed incorrectly to the machine) and we recommend you buy spares. The decapper can only operate with the Small pins.

Processing “non toxic” or cases with lead free primers are not recommended. These will often have VERY small flash holes and can catch on the decapping pins. this does not normally damage the pin but will usually damage / destroy the case.

Clean cases and primer pockets will improve your reloading press performance and reduce primer seating issues. The crud in the primer pockets is known to be a lead based material (Lead Styphenate) which has health implications and is also recognized as being a problem for automated press sensors (primer / ringer sensors). A lot of press reliability problems can be related back to the primer crud in your press. Once decapped, the cases can be wet cleaned. This makes the case identification and head stamps much easier to identify. (its also cleaner….).

The limitation on mixing cases is the height variation (to clear the drop tube), the size (it needs to fit inside the drop tube) AND ensuring the cases do not fit inside other cases. For example a 9mm case will fit inside a 40S&W case.  Sorry we didn’t design the cases….

You can mix the following, 380ACP,9mm, 38S, 38SC, 357SIG. Likewise 223 and 300blk can be processed together, likewise 308, 243, 22-250, 6.5 Creedmore can be processed together.

The Decapper is supplied as standard with the following;

  1. Decapper base unit with a 24VDC motor, gearbox and decapping guides and rails
  2. Spare set of self aligning pegs and spring.
  3. FW Arms decapper body, custom guide rod (plus spare guide rod), 3 x small pins, minor tools and locktite. The FW Arms decapping unit includes a conversion (shuttle and spring) to run rifle cases through the Decapper.
  4. Feed hose and adaptor clip to connect to a Dillon casefeeder. (This is the same hose as supplied with the Rollsizers).
  5. Length of clear hose to connect to the primer discharge and case discharge. Cut to suit. We recommend you run the primers to a sealed container which will prevent the dust contaminating your reloading area.
  6. AC / DC power converter with variable speed control dial. The converter will be supplied with an Australian moulded plug (for international sales a AU/ USA plug adaptor or a AU/EURO plug adaptor will be supplied). The power converter will operate off all power supplies between 100VAC >277VAC and will operate with 50hz or 60Hz frequency. The converter is IP67 rated and very high quality.
  7. Operation  and maintenance manual. Please read it thoroughly…. then read it again. A copy of the manual is available on the website. This is updated periodically.

You will require a drop tube AND spare pins for the Decapper to work. You CAN use the drop tubes from the rollsizers (if you are lucky to have one). If you want to use your existing drop tubes, when you get to the total price section, simply delete the drop tubes you do not need.

The Decapper is a modified engineering plastic and is extremely strong. The material is the same as used in iron ore wear chutes and will last a very long time if looked after.  The linkages will require greasing occasionally. Refer to the Operations and Maintenance manual for details.