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    05-11-2020, 08:01 AM
    midnight replied to a thread Core bonding in Swaging
    I ordered some of Corbin's flux Saturday. I am making some 416 bullets for a 416 GNR. Hardly worth buying full set of dies for the number of bullets I will shoot so I made a core seat die cuz it's easy & swage cores with the 375 die set. The...
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    05-09-2020, 07:29 AM
    midnight replied to a thread Core bonding in Swaging
    I was thinking that since Corbin's flux is an acid, that rinsing in an alkaline solution like baking soda would be the way to go. I can see why using citric acid would make the jacket nice and shiney again and if followed with a thorough rinse would...
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    05-08-2020, 06:11 PM
    midnight replied to a thread Core bonding in Swaging
    Corbin recomends rinsing the bonded cores in a baking soda solution. Rinse well & dry and then seat cores to expand jacketed core & then form point. Bob
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    05-08-2020, 06:05 PM
    midnight replied to a thread Drill accuracy in Swaging
    I drill at least .005 undersize, usually more. It pays to have a lot of metric drill sizes to fill in gaps. I get most of my drill bits & reamers at machinery auctions. You can never have too many. I will ream after drilling to get a couple...
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    04-27-2020, 08:23 AM
    midnight replied to a thread More Tight Wad Swaging in Swaging
    In trying to fix my 416 bullets with the 430 pear shaped middle I tried using NOE's 416 bushing sizer & they actually worked using a Walnut Hill press in the swaging mode. Bullets came out 4175 due to spring back & Swede doesn't make a 415 or 414 so...
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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