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Thread: Ebay Jacket Swaging Kit

  1. #1
    Boolit Bub
    Join Date
    Dec 2013

    Ebay Jacket Swaging Kit

    Anyone know anything about these jacket makers?

    Any good?

    Last edited by JonB_in_Glencoe; 03-20-2017 at 12:48 PM. Reason: removed ebay link

  2. #2
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    he has information on you tube about this jacket maker.

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    bullet maker 57's Avatar
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    Dec 2012
    Hudson Valley New York
    Be careful, very careful. I suggest you investigate the seller carefully.

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    Vendor Sponsor

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    Jul 2012
    South of St. Louis
    I have had mixed experience with the seller
    My link for feedback, let me know if I can improve.

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    Vendor Sponsor

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    Apr 2009
    Cleveland, OH
    Instead of opaque critiques, how about offering some specific, fact based experiences? Many would like to know what your experience was and how the tooling performed. We don't do ourselves any favors if we keep this kind of stuff to ourselves.
    99.99% pure lead wire for swaging here

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    Boolit Man
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    I won an auction from a person in the same city. He offered a cheaper price if I completed the purchase off ebay. I declined, and payed through ebay. He sent me a bogus tracking number, but never sent the item. Eventually ebay forced a refund. All I ever got from the seller were profanity laden rants in message exchanges.

    I left negative feedback and that seller folded up, and this seller cropped up. If you read feedback, it sounds like this seller has similar tactics. It may be same seller with different account.

    It seems this seller has had some positive transactions, but that does not mean the product is ok. The old seller reportedly did not heat treat product and the product did get sent was .. I would not buy any product from this seller until someone else here verifies quality of product. I guess someone will be the test case. It won't be me.

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    Boolit Master

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Bozoland Mt.
    It does look "to good to be true"...
    To lazy to chase arrows.

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    Boolit Master
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    Oct 2013
    Charlotte, NC
    I've purchased a couple dies from Kelly... He's not the greatest communicator and he supposedly has health issues but I have always received everything I ordered. For a long time I thought he was a certain other seller that left a lot of guys hanging but I no longer believe that to be the case. He has, in the past, sent me items I didn't pay for and let me pay for them after I was satisfied with the condition.

    The dies I have are pretty simple half jacketed bullet dies but I didn't have any issues with them. If they are listed on ebay, he has them in hand. You, as a buyer, are protected so long as you don't take the transaction off of ebay.

    One thing I can't speak to is the question about durability, etc since these dies I have only saw some light use for testing. I wouldn't be ready to go out and spend a bunch of money on some rifle dies for instance, I'm not quite that trusting.
    Last edited by mckenziedrums; 03-20-2017 at 12:42 PM.

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