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  • midnight's Avatar
    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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    01-11-2019, 07:51 AM
    The Walnut Hill press uses Walnut Hill dies. Both are available from RCE. RCE also has a reloading adapter available which allows you to use any swaging dies made for use with a standard reloading press. Richard used to and may still have adapters...
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    12-26-2018, 08:15 PM
    Pin gauges are made 0.0002 undersize so you can actually get them to enter the hole you are trying to measure so a punch that is 0.0002 to 0.0003 under the hole dia. should be about right. Bob
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    12-26-2018, 08:07 PM
    I think 20-1 is a bit too hard to squirt out a bleed hole. I tried swaging 20-1 cores with my walnut hill and I won't try it again. I have a die to squirt wire using the Rockchucker and a 300gr soft lead bullet. It could only be done by screwing the...
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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