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  • fc60's Avatar
    07-21-2019, 08:20 PM
    Greetings, Slug your barrel/cylinder throats. 32's range in diameter from 0.309" to 0.315" from the various manufacturers. Cheers, Dave
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    07-17-2019, 07:36 PM
    Greetings, 8. Lee 45 ACP Factory Crimp Die. $15 shipped. I will buy this. Cheers, Dave
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    07-11-2019, 01:13 PM
    fc60 replied to a thread When Things Go Wrong in Swaging
    Greetings jmcburn, Thanks for the alloy suggestion. However, my furnace is old and I limit the temperature to 1600 degrees F. I may machine a replacement out of A6 as I have some stock remaining from a previous project. I have been using O1...
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    07-09-2019, 11:42 AM
    fc60 replied to a thread When Things Go Wrong in Swaging
    Greetings, I also buy salvage 22lr metal. Oddly, it is harder than 25:1 alloy. If I mix the salvage metal 50:50 with pure Lead, it swages a bit better. The Lead:Tin alloys actually flow better for forming the Hollow Base bullets. Cheers,
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    07-08-2019, 07:47 PM
    fc60 replied to a thread When Things Go Wrong in Swaging
    Greetings, I am not, nor do I have the access to, a Material Scientist that can analyze the fracture to determine what caused the fault. Personally??? I think it was a crack that developed in the heat treat process. Again, I have no resources...
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    07-07-2019, 07:12 PM
    fc60 started a thread When Things Go Wrong in Swaging
    Greetings, After 25 years of swaging, I finally joined the "I broke a die club". Good news is it broke in such a way to show the internal finish and bleed hole. Cheers, Dave
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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