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    02-16-2021, 12:01 PM
    Zbench replied to a thread Lead tip for 224 in Swaging
    The sky is the limit. You can have an open tip bullet, an open tip hollow point, and everything in between.
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    02-14-2021, 12:13 PM
    Zbench replied to a thread Lead tip for 224 in Swaging
    I think the error of your ways is in using the .22 casings for a jacket. They are all different lengths and as such, even with a core that is consistent, a case that is .010" longer will not allow enough lead to stick out to form the tip, and one...
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    02-14-2021, 12:02 PM
    There are companies who do it. We had one such company insure not only the shooting range but our reloading efforts. It is not cheap. I think we paid about $6000/yr for insurance for our entire enterprise. Most of that risk was the shooting...
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    02-08-2021, 12:12 PM
    Zbench replied to a thread 200 gr 300 Blackout in Swaging
    That's very true. I have a 1E point form die and it won't chamber the way it is due to the reduced taper. The way I solved it was to get a dual diameter sizing die. The upper part of the bullet gets reduced to .300 which makes that portion bore...
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    01-28-2021, 03:11 PM
    Zbench replied to a thread core cutters? in Swaging
    To directly answer the OPs question, the inserts do not have to be hardened. I have made all sorts of odd ball sizes for my Corbin cutter. Bore about .010" oversize in mild steel, slightly chamfer the side that the wire will feed from and polish...
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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