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  • midnight's Avatar
    02-13-2019, 09:18 AM
    midnight replied to a thread Lead Wire Sources in Swaging
    Crown metals is only about 25 miles from me. I'll have to check them out for ingots cuz I extrude my own wire. You mentioned something about how to handle 50 lb spools. I don't know how it will work for you but I have exposed floor joists in my...
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    02-10-2019, 10:26 AM
    To try to answer Metrobluing's question about his 0.436 ID jackets, the core seat punch dia must be very close to the ID of the jacket at the point where the top of the lead will be when the core is completely seated. As you can see, this is...
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    02-03-2019, 12:23 PM
    I have been thinking of doing this for a long time. I hate to cut down my precious 50 BMG jackets. To answer your question, for the lead tip bullet the core seat punch would be a close fit into the bore of the core seat die since the punch never...
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    01-19-2019, 08:39 AM
    My extrusion set up is on a smaller scale than what you envision but I will give you my dimensions and pressures. My hydraulic cylinder is 3.5 in. In diameter and I operate it at 1750 psi. The billet is only 0.780 diameter and 4 in. long. It...
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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
GC Gas Check