See below in this first post for offered price!
I am proud to say that progress in my recent goal to develop and perfect a new affordable product line of quality swage dies looks like it is going to become a reality.
I call it BTSimple!
With the new year upon us I have been hard at work to produce and offer a quality set of swage dies at a competitive and affordable price that anyone who invests in reloading and shooting as a hobby will be able to afford. This new product line will be limited to just a few calibers at first to keep supplies up and costs down. My first offering in this new line is a great set of 22 cal dies.
Rest assured there will be no compromises in the quality of these dies, matter of fact the dies are made from the same quality steel with the same reamers on the same machines as my original BTSniper line is and will be offered with the same awesome Black Nitride polished finish.
The savings in this new line of BTSimple swage dies vs. my original line of BTSniper dies lies in a new design that has allowed me to cut down on the hours of labor necessary to complete the dies while a few new components and materials has allowed me to save a lot on material costs. Nothing too fancy, just a high quality set of dies that gets the job done!
The initial offered 22 cal kit will include every thing one needs to turn 22lr brass into perfect 55 grain jacketed bullets. All one needs is a decent reloading press, a lead pot and a supply of 22lr brass and scrap lead.
To make these perfect 22 cal bullets this kit will offer a point form die with 6s ogive and a .092 meplat, a core seat die, a derim die, a two cavity core mold (could possibly be three cavity, wee shall see) bored to a predetermined depth to make 55 grain bullets eliminating the need to swage cores and the three base punches.
That's it! With this basic kit one is well on their way to making great bullets easier then anything ever offered before.
Best part about this kit is the ability to use any decent reloading press and due to the larger .092 ejection pin, along with a perfect polished finish of the point form die, no Auto Ejection System will be required! Of course an auto eject system does make the job go a lot faster and will always produce excellent results so of course an auto eject will always be available for purchase.
I am now going on 9 years in this hobby of swaging bullets as well as running a successful business in offering my own line of custom swage dies. Everything I have learned in this time has gone into the design and machining of this new line of BTSimple Swage Dies. I am certain these dies will offer a very affordable option for anyone that has ever wanted to get into the hobby of making high quality precision bullets as well as offer an additional offering to those already making their own bullets that might be looking for a new set of great 22 cal swage dies!
I will have updates, prices and pics posted very soon.
Good shooting and swage on in to the new year!
Here is the offered price as viewed in post on page two of this thread.....
BTSimple 22 cal complete swage die set for making perfect 22 cal bullets from 22lr brass!
$585 - Plane Steel (no Black Nitride processing) set of 22 cal dies
$645 - Black Nitride processed set of 22 cal dies
Package set includes items pictured above to include 6s ogive .092 meplat point form die, core seat die, 22lr brass derim die for making jackets, core mold bored to cast a core to make 55 grain bullets (core mold will be at least 2 cavities and possibly up to 4), necessary base punches, lock rings and bullet samples of each step of the process. Also included but not pictured is a 1/2 oz. tin of swage lube and a small bag full of small #6 shot lead (probably about 1-2 oz. worth) to make different weight bullets should one wish.
$25 S&H via USPS flat rate insured (international orders contact me for shipping options)
Add 4% for credit card purchase
I am able to accept orders at this time. Like I said first set of these dies should be ready in February and orders will be filled in order received as viewed on my work order list.
Dies come with 30 day money back guarantee, if you are not completely satisfied with your purchase simply return your order within 30 days for full refund. After 30 days dies are not covered from ordinary ware and tare but should you experience any problems simply let me know, in all these years I have never had a customer experience a problem that wasn't a simple fix with little to no cost for repair or replacement.
I am able to accept Paypal (friends and family or add 4%), check, money order, or credit card over the phone.
Payment is expected in full at time of purchase. Other payment arrangements are possible if needed, simply contact me to let me know.
Canceled orders will result in 20% fee to cover my investment in any canceled orders.
These items are not required to make bullets using the BTSimple die set but I offer them for the customer that wishes to customize or upgrade their set a bit. These additional items are the same as the ones I offer with my premium line of BTSniper dies offered at BTSimple prices!
$350 Point form die with Nitride Finish
$300 Point form die without Nitride Finish
$100 Auto Ejection System for any press with 1" ram! An incredible addition to any swage die set, allows for increased production rates, less fatigue and overall better bullets.
$200 Lee Classic Cast Press with Auto Eject that allows threaded base punches! I am down sizing my supply of Lee Classic Cast presses, don't miss this chance to pick up a complete press with AES all ready to go!
$15 Set of three 7/8-14 Lock Rings! Lock rings are included with die set, these actually have a set screw.
$35 Solid Brass Control Bullet custom machined for an exact match to the 55 grain bullets made from your die, makes set up of the point form die a breeze.
$25 BTSniper 3 die black plastic box (BTSimple die sets ship without a fancy plastic die box to keep cost low).
$50 Repolish of non Nitride treated dies. Shouldn't be necessary so long as customer uses clean brass and lube. No charge for Nitride finished dies.
Feel free to contact me here via PM or online via my email address at BT_Sniper@Hotmail.com to place orders or should you have any questions.
Thank you for your support.
Good shooting and swage on!
PO BOX 1783
Hood River, OR.
Paypal address is BT_Sniper@Hotmail.com