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  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    Today, 02:33 PM
    Awesome! Swage on!
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  • sargenv's Avatar
    06-19-2017, 09:30 AM
    Jeff Bartlett is very easy to work with. I've purchased items from him over the years. I've never had any issue with his website (gibrass.com).
    26 replies | 5679 view(s)
  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    06-17-2017, 11:58 AM
    I have read flitz is like 6000 grit.
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  • sargenv's Avatar
    06-13-2017, 12:10 PM
    I have a solder bar marked "Selby" that I picked up as a collection piece a few years ago.. Selby is just down the road from Rodeo... The old Lead Smelting land next to the bay was capped off and asphalted as a superfund site back in the 70's and I...
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  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    06-03-2017, 09:33 PM
    It was short and fat :)
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  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    06-03-2017, 09:31 PM
    You could start small with a single die to bump up cheap 30 cal bullets to the 303 diameter. This same die could be used later to make the entire bullet with the addition of the rest of the swage die set. BT
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  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    06-02-2017, 09:30 PM
    Glad you like it. I might have to make some more if there is enough interest. Good shooting and swage on! Brian
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  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    05-31-2017, 11:28 PM
    Just sold two pneumatic presses on eBay for around $500 each. It does make deriming easier. The two step process with the newly designed derim die should make it a lot easier for you guys to derim. BT
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  • sargenv's Avatar
    05-30-2017, 10:59 AM
    If you look in the older Alliant or Hercules powder manuals, those before all these new powders and online guides became available, there used to be data for 40 S&W using Bullseye, Red Dot, Green Dot, Select, Unique, Herco, and Blue Dot. I recall...
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  • sargenv's Avatar
    05-30-2017, 10:54 AM
    One other powder that comes to mind is Alliant Clay Dot.. it says right on the website that the powder is "Not for metallic cartridges".. not that it's stopped me from working up some limited data..
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  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    05-30-2017, 12:15 AM
    I have always loaded as is with the 22 cal, but haven't shot it much in the AR platform. BT
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  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    05-29-2017, 12:53 AM
    It does work great. Thanks BT
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  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    05-28-2017, 07:15 PM
    They are solid brass and copper. Machining intricate nose profiles like that with a CNC lathe and mill is probably easier then making the swage die necessary to attempt such profiles. If I thought long and hard I could probably figure something out...
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  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    05-28-2017, 07:06 PM
    BT Sniper replied to a thread cheap dies in Swaging
    Yep.... I have been looking into it for quite some time. Takes a little while to get things from idea stage to dies ready to ship but in this case not much longer. A simple PB swage die (PB as in lead and plane base :) ) is not going to be...
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    05-28-2017, 03:19 PM
    BT Sniper replied to a thread 22 cal partition in Swaging
    yep.... heavier bullet could be accomplished with 22 mag or 17 HMR brass as well and that brass is thicker and therefor stronger then the 22lr jackets. For those of you thinking about it I do NOT recommend attempting to derim 22mag or 17 HMR...
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  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    05-28-2017, 02:22 PM
    BT Sniper replied to a thread 22 cal partition in Swaging
    I bet if you added a canalure groove it may help a bit too in the performance of such a bullet. BT
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  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    05-28-2017, 02:21 PM
    BT Sniper started a thread 22 cal partition in Swaging
    Customer and I got to discussing wether a 22 cal partition bullet would be possible using two 22lr jackets, so I gave it a try. Used a standard 22lr jacket for the back half with about 30 grains of lead in the base then core seated a 20 cal...
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  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    05-27-2017, 06:48 PM
    Bump!
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    05-26-2017, 03:31 PM
    BT Sniper replied to a thread cheap dies in Swaging
    will do! BT
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    05-26-2017, 01:15 PM
    BT Sniper replied to a thread cheap dies in Swaging
    of course! die works the same weather you are using a gas check, base guard or nothing but lead. BT
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    05-25-2017, 01:53 PM
    BT Sniper replied to a thread cheap dies in Swaging
    Help me out with the acronyms gr8 = grains I imagine SWC, I got it! HB = hollow base? PB = ????? What is PB? Is that plane base?
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    05-25-2017, 12:52 PM
    BT Sniper replied to a thread cheap dies in Swaging
    Here is a die I came up with for making SWC 45 cal with base guards. Swaged 45 cal bullet on left, cast 44 grain boolit that it started out as on right. BT
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    05-24-2017, 11:01 PM
    BT Sniper replied to a thread cheap dies in Swaging
    I had excellent luck using a 44 cal SWC cast boolit then swaging it in the 45 cal SWC swage die with a copper base guard. A bleed hole is possible, adds a little labor cost. You could swage a bullet that has already been lubed. BT
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    05-24-2017, 05:39 PM
    BT Sniper replied to a thread cheap dies in Swaging
    This is an area of swage dies I am considering offering dies for. Take simple cast boolits and swage them for best possible accuracy. Could be an easy die like my BTSimple. My target cost would be in the $200- $250 range for the one die and base...
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  • sargenv's Avatar
    05-24-2017, 01:05 AM
    There isn't much data for pistols out there.. though I would look up data that matches it's shotshell performance and see if there is anything similar to compare it to charge for charge.. it might be that WSH is just not compatible with metallic...
    10 replies | 673 view(s)
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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