MidSouth Shooters SupplyGraf & SonsRotoMetals2Wideners
Inline FabricationStainLess Steel MediaRepackbox

Results 1 to 20 of 20

Thread: Looking for .45 jackets in .75 -.90 in length

  1. #1

    Looking for .45 jackets in .75 -.90 in length

    Hello, I just joined the site but I've lurked for a while. I'm new to swaging and I'm trying to make jacketed bullets in .45 cal. between 250-350 gr. I have a couple dies already but the jackets I have are only .68 and not long enough to go the the tip of the bullets. Does anyone know who sells jackets in those lengths, or who could make them? Any help is appreciated!

  2. #2
    Boolit Buddy
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Australia Philippines (Good)
    Posts
    167
    Range scrap 45 acp brass.... if your making 458.....

  3. #3
    Vendor Sponsor


    BT Sniper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Oregon next to the river
    Posts
    5,208
    I know there is a few guys here that make and offer this size jacket, I'm sure they will chime in soon.
    When you stop learning you are dying.

    Check out available BTSniper products and prices at
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/foru...?114-BT-Sniper

    Say hello and like my FB page as well.
    https://www.facebook.com/bt.sniper/

    Good shooting and swage on!

    Brian

  4. #4
    Quote Originally Posted by M.A.D View Post
    Range scrap 45 acp brass.... if your making 458.....
    My dies are .452, would the 45 ACP be long enough with the webbing?

    Quote Originally Posted by BT Sniper View Post
    I know there is a few guys here that make and offer this size jacket, I'm sure they will chime in soon.
    Thanks

    I'm also looking for tips, I have both styles that Corbins sells in steel, but I'd like to find aluminum and plastic if possible.

  5. #5
    Moderator

    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    The Pacific NorthWet
    Posts
    1,657
    40 S&W should be swageable up to 45 from it's Base diameter of .424 in pretty easily?

  6. #6
    Boolit Buddy tiger762's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    NE Georgia
    Posts
    390
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Sheesh View Post
    40 S&W should be swageable up to 45 from it's Base diameter of .424 in pretty easily?
    Why I never use 40 to make 452/458 is you end up with a whisky-barrel shaped finished product. Put it up against a straight edge and see daylight. If I were the OP, I'd do as M.A.D. suggests and anneal 45acp (0.898" long) and draw down to right below desired swage diameter. Use 45 win mag for 1.15" or cut back any of the 12mm case head diameter rifle brass for any length desired. I just made a batch of 405gr 458 from damaged 308Win brass I've had in a plastic tub for years. Cut first, then anneal, then wet tumble. I wish RCE still made jackets.

  7. #7
    Boolit Bub onomrbil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    South-central Pennsylvania
    Posts
    70
    https://centerxbullets.com/product/4...opper-jackets/

    They are not bench rest quality but neither are most pistols. And they have them in stock!!!

  8. #8
    Boolit Buddy
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    SW Florida
    Posts
    208
    Contact Fury Custom Bullets, he can do 45 jackets for you in different wall thicknesses and lengths.
    http://www.furycustombullets.com
    Dino is also a member here on the boards, here is his vendor page.
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/foru...Fury-Bullet-Co

  9. #9
    Boolit Buddy
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Australia Philippines (Good)
    Posts
    167
    Oh yeah wish RCE made jackets still.... It was easier and cheaper for me to pay the export license fee then get them made over here...

  10. #10
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Posts
    28
    this is another reason why i went to the extra expense for the tubing jacket makers from BT Sniper.

  11. #11
    Thanks for all the replies, my first choice would be to buy bulk jackets if possible. I'd be interested in making my own jackets out of tubing as a second choice.

    Furycustombullets.com doesn't seem to work? I'll try PMing him and see what he can do.

  12. #12
    Boolit Buddy
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    SW Florida
    Posts
    208
    Weird, I tried the link I posted and worked no issues from my phone

  13. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by 475AR View Post
    Weird, I tried the link I posted and worked no issues from my phone
    Must be cached, I've tried it from two computers and my phone.

  14. #14
    Moderator

    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    The Pacific NorthWet
    Posts
    1,657
    http://www.furycustombullets.com/ works from here; Sometimes parts of the 'net do fail, just ("patiently" LOL) wait and try again later.

  15. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Sheesh View Post
    http://www.furycustombullets.com/ works from here; Sometimes parts of the 'net do fail, just ("patiently" LOL) wait and try again later.
    I finally got it to work, I disconnected my phone from my home network and I could access it from 3G. Weird but it's definitely on my end. My connection is wide open and I've never had other sites not work so Ill have to figure it out.

  16. #16
    Did you find your jackets yet ... I could draw the copper tubes from .030 flat strip to that length but I dont have .45 dies to go any further for you ?

  17. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by baddoglowder View Post
    Did you find your jackets yet ... I could draw the copper tubes from .030 flat strip to that length but I dont have .45 dies to go any further for you ?
    I have not, It would be great if you could make a dozen or so of .452 X .85 & .95 I could try! I'd be interested in ordering dies or if the cost is right I'd order bulk jackets from you. Thanks for the reply.

  18. #18
    Vendor Sponsor


    BT Sniper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Oregon next to the river
    Posts
    5,208
    Drawn down 45 ACP to .450 has a length of .925" and makes perfect bullets at this length from 350-500 grains. Just got done making some 400 grain .458" bullets with a customer's die set using jackets from 45 ACP. Using scrap 45 ACP works very well for bullets of this size.

    Brian
    When you stop learning you are dying.

    Check out available BTSniper products and prices at
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/foru...?114-BT-Sniper

    Say hello and like my FB page as well.
    https://www.facebook.com/bt.sniper/

    Good shooting and swage on!

    Brian

  19. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by BT Sniper View Post
    Drawn down 45 ACP to .450 has a length of .925" and makes perfect bullets at this length from 350-500 grains. Just got done making some 400 grain .458" bullets with a customer's die set using jackets from 45 ACP. Using scrap 45 ACP works very well for bullets of this size.

    Brian
    I'm interested in a set in .452, I pm'd you.

  20. #20
    Vendor Sponsor


    BT Sniper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Oregon next to the river
    Posts
    5,208
    I'll get replies to pms soon.
    When you stop learning you are dying.

    Check out available BTSniper products and prices at
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/foru...?114-BT-Sniper

    Say hello and like my FB page as well.
    https://www.facebook.com/bt.sniper/

    Good shooting and swage on!

    Brian

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
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