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    02-15-2019, 10:39 AM
    Zbench replied to a thread Annealing Jackets in Swaging
    Muleskinner, You are on the right track. Here is some work I did about 10 years ago when evaluating the same topic. To get a true BHN reading you need to measure the diameter of your dimple with a micrometer. Additionally, I used a larger ball...
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    02-12-2019, 03:43 PM
    Zbench replied to a thread Lead Wire Extruder Design? in Swaging
    Bobby, You can buy a copy for yourself at Corbin's website. It's licensed to me. I have it because I extrude my own, but I thank you for the offer.
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    02-10-2019, 03:08 PM
    Zbench replied to a thread Lead Wire Extruder Design? in Swaging
    Corbin's Lead Extrusion Calculator
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    02-01-2019, 06:05 PM
    Zbench replied to a thread Lead Wire Extruder Design? in Swaging
    I can see all the discussion about pressures was lost on you. Good luck with your rig. With fluid pressures in excess of 7000#, you will need it!
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    01-21-2019, 10:39 AM
    Zbench replied to a thread Lead Wire Extruder Design? in Swaging
    No way. a 5" diameter billet that is 8" long needs 9853 pounds of pressure to get that done with .185. Again, the diameter of the cylinder is the important part. I sometimes struggle with my Corbin when it's cold as it just has enough power 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
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