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    03-30-2018, 07:01 PM
    Bills Shed replied to a thread Making lead wire in Swaging
    Hi Zbench, I have considered this and next time I will speak to the owner if we should build a double orifice die to reduce pressures. At the moment I have enough wire in 17 to last my needs for several years. With a 10 grain core you can make...
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    03-30-2018, 06:37 PM
    Bills Shed replied to a thread Making lead wire in Swaging
    I too have access to a Corbin hydro press and make wire for 224 and 17 cal. It takes a lot of pressure to make that 17 wire. When changing billets, and as stated above the wire will "meld" together but there is a weak point at the join. It may...
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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