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    What is this die part?

    Stole this pic from BST. Have the same dies, but I donít have this circled part. Have not used them yet, so not familiar with their use. What is it?

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    That set of dies appear to be made by BT Sniper. The circled piece is a point form punch that goes inside at top of point form die. By changing the nose form punch you can get a different nose on the finished bullet. Not all dies have this option. The good news is if the dies are made by BT Sniper, you can drop him a line and he can tell you if it can be had. Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Whittler View Post
    That set of dies appear to be made by BT Sniper. The circled piece is a point form punch that goes inside at top of point form die. By changing the nose form punch you can get a different nose on the finished bullet. Not all dies have this option. The good news is if the dies are made by BT Sniper, you can drop him a line and he can tell you if it can be had. Hope this helps.
    Thanks, I’ll open up the point form die tomorrow and see what’s in there, maybe I have it and just don’t know. I’ve been assuming that each die had a set nose shape, obviously that’s wrong. BTW, yes they are from Brian, and I could ask him, but I’m saving up in anticipation of pestering him a lot once I start swaging.

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    That is the expanding mandrel to be used in my universal die. Not everyone orders one as adequate results can be obtained from a typical reloading expander die for given caliber of brass.


    P.s. it doesn't go in the point form die, you don't need to take die apart but if you do, take a measurement so you can return the die to its original setting.

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    OOps, guess I missed on that one. Close but no cigar. I did get who made them right. Would guess your dies can kinda stand out from the rest. Thanks for the correction.

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    Thanks guys, I found a couple similar looking things in another box with the universal die. I’m gonna get everything out over Christmas and make some bullets.

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    Simply let us know if you have any questions. We'll get you on track making your own great bullets.

    Swage on!

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