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Thread: 32 Cal Swaging Die for Herters 9 Ton Press

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    32 Cal Swaging Die for Herters 9 Ton Press

    I recently started loading 32 S&W Long and 32 H&R Magnum Ammo for a J Frame S&W revolver.
    Casting those little boolits sure is time consuming with all the rejects I have been getting.
    I decided to make a swaging die set for 32 cal bullets sized at .312 using a 5/16 reamer. The reamer was $10 shipped from a vendor on EBay and came in a couple of days.
    We got some warm weather and so I was able to get some work done in the shop and in a couple of hours I had a set of 32 cal swaging dies!
    I had a die body blanked out from a failed attempt long ago so I drilled and reamed it to .312 and that part was finished.
    The ejector punch was made from a 1/4 bolt and the next part was the nose punch.
    I use a grade 8 5/8 fine thread bolt and turned that to.312 and used a 1/4 ball end mill to make the round internal cavity.
    They work well but the ejector punch needs to be well lubricated for smooth operation.
    I made some 1/4 lead wire with with an extruding Die I made long ago and cut it with a really nice core cutter designed and sold here by a member here a while back.
    Within a couple of hours I had a nice little pile of 98 gr round nose bullets!
    If I can find some 32 cal gas checks I think I will try to make some with gas checked based!

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    I found some gas checks in 303cal/7.62! I hope that they will work!

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    I have been using 50BMG primers as a half jacket and dropping in a sized, lubed 73gr cast 257 boolit and swaging that. It makes a neat half jacket 85gr swc with a thin lubed groove just above the jacket. I'm using home made dies in a Swag-O-Matic and a factory 30cal swc top punch. I think you can use any 308 or 311 gc in the bottom of your die before you swag your bullet.

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    I received the 303/7.62 gas checks today, now I have to make some lead wire to try them out!
    I plan on making a SWC nose punch when I get some fresh time and nice weather.

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    Pics please...........
    You can miss fast & you can miss a lot, but only hits count.

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    I agree for pics, I'm interested in the process & resulting group sizes.
    Carl

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    Quote Originally Posted by PHyrbird View Post
    I agree for pics, I'm interested in the process & resulting group sizes.
    Carl
    I can email you some pics but I don’t know how to post pics!

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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