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  • midnight's Avatar
    Today, 09:51 PM
    midnight replied to a thread More Tight Wad Swaging in Swaging
    Glad I found this thread. I'm trying to do something very similar. I want to make some jacketed .416 bullets for a 416 GNR. I can make jackets from 30-30 brass. I size the body of the case a thousanth or two and shear the rim off. I was thinking of...
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    04-02-2020, 08:35 AM
    If you are using a swage press as I do you only have 1 1/2 inch of stroke. By the time you raise the die enough to get a case on the end of the punch, you don't have enough stroke to get the case all the way through the die, thus the need for a...
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  • midnight's Avatar
    03-31-2020, 08:36 AM
    All you need is a short length of mild steel push rod a bit smaller in diameter than the sizing ring. Bring down the ram and place the pusher on top of the punch annd finish pushing the case through the ring. Lower the ram, remove the push rod & put...
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  • midnight's Avatar
    03-30-2020, 03:25 PM
    I too have noticed some variation in the noses of 224 bullets formed with 22 lr case jackets. I have had slightly better luck using cores swaged in an old Biehler & Astles core swage die. They used an idea that seems to have been lost in the...
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    03-25-2020, 08:47 AM
    Starline 357 brass costs $0.17 ea and 360 DW brass costs $0.19 ea. Decide for yourself if it is worth the two cents. I listened to Grumpa who was the guru for making 25-20 & 256 Win brass while he was with us. He said a couple of things, one was...
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  • midnight's Avatar
    03-15-2020, 07:17 AM
    I would like to see them make 256 Winchester but as long as they continue making 360 Dan Wesson I will happily make my 256s from them. Bob
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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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