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    Yesterday, 08:06 PM
    Valornor replied to a thread De-activating Primers in Swaging
    When primers are made, water is used to desensitize the mix. It can still go off but it takes a lot more work to set it off. The primers spend several weeks in bunkers to dry out. We often had to scrap primers and after consulting with a chemist who...
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    01-22-2018, 10:42 AM
    Valornor replied to a poll Jacket Thickness in Swaging
    Thanks for all the responses so far. I know that its going to depend on what you are intending to do with the bullet. I.E hunting, or target shooting I am working on doing a design study for polymer tips, and jacket thickness plays a role in how...
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    01-21-2018, 03:46 PM
    Valornor replied to a thread Noob Tubing question in Swaging
    On my press the hole is nearly completely closed. At any rate it’s a small enough diameter that it’s not going to affect much of anything. You could try the gas check but usually my cores are a pretty good fit to the jacket, and if I tried to check...
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    01-19-2018, 05:18 PM
    Valornor started a poll Jacket Thickness in Swaging
    Curious to see what jacket thickness people are typically using in their swaged bullets. Especially the thickness of the jacket near the meplate. If you'd using spent shells or a jacket with an internal taper (all drawn jackets will have some taper)...
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    01-18-2018, 11:39 AM
    Yeah I think I am sold. Love the ingenuity.
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    01-17-2018, 01:30 PM
    I'm seriously looking at doing this for my 45's. I usually just shoot a lot of cast bullets, but it would be nice to swage some of my own jacketed rounds without purchasing a whole new die set.
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    01-15-2018, 07:21 PM
    Who makes those tips? They almost look like a Corbin tip but his are Steel and the shanks have three grooves (at least mine do).
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    01-14-2018, 10:28 PM
    I forwarded the PDF of the print for the larger tip to BT Sniper. I’m ready to jump on it when ever he is.
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    01-14-2018, 12:06 AM
    M.A.D are you working with the same print I sent you a few months ago? If so, would you like me to work with BT Sniper and make sure it’s a tip that will work well with his bullets?
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    01-06-2018, 01:18 AM
    That’s a clever way of doing it. I see no reason why it shouldn’t work :-) With the Corbin 338 dies set I have the ejection pin is larger then .090. I cant remember what it is exactly, but I can’t close the meplate enough to get the press fit...
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    01-06-2018, 12:53 AM
    Thanks BT Sniper for the review. You’re going to beat me in the actual testing to the tips. I owe an apology to MAD for that. It’s been a crazy year, new job, new baby and a major move. All my swaging, reloading, and shooting stuff is in storage...
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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