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  • midnight's Avatar
    07-09-2017, 08:28 AM
    midnight replied to a thread Lead extruder. in Swaging
    Boy, I thought I had a nice setup til I saw yours. My HydraSwage has a 3.5 inch cylinder with a .817 forward extruding punch. At 2000 psi on the cylinder I can get over 40,000 psi on the die. I can supply all my needs but yours is big enough to...
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    07-09-2017, 08:12 AM
    midnight replied to a thread Dealing with RCE in Swaging
    There is nothing complicated about Richards design. The die body is just a rod threaded 7/8-14. Technique for making the hole in the die is the same as for making all Swage dies. External punches are simple and I have been making my own for years....
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    07-07-2017, 05:07 PM
    midnight replied to a thread Dealing with RCE in Swaging
    I wish some enterprising machinist and swager would begin making Walnut Hill dies to Richards specs. I'm glad I bought lots of his dies when I could get them. I think he's just slowing down. I believe he is my age (75). Even if he really wants to...
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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