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    Kake cutter

    Trying to figure out what to use to make a kake cutter for 45 acp. Need suggestions and/or source for correct size tubing for making one. Thanks all for your help.
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    Use a fired 45 colt or 454 casull case, drill out the primer to fit a roofing nail shank with a piece of dowl on it to use as a plunger to push the bullet out. That's what I used.
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    45/70 necked down and flash hole drilled out.

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    either of the above will work. I also use a system of simple letting the cake cool and pushing the bullet out the bottom of the cake. worked for me, james

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    I made mine out of brass tubing and tygon tubing. for 45 cal a piece of .500 od x .015 wall thickness gives a ID of roughly .470 swage down one end to .455 id and a 2' long piece of tubing on other for a handle. In use cut bullets free and and let them push up out the tip of tube. Mine are 4 1/2" long tubes. Use your case chamfer tool to sharpen working end, sharpen inside and it will push hte lube tighter into the grooves.

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    a 45 rifle case, a nail, and a piece of Dowel.

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    Use a 45-70 case and drill out the back (primer ) end and put in a Push rod. solder on a ball on the end of the rod and then put a handle on the case body. Then you can push it over the bullet and pop the bullet out one handed. I have used this sine I was taught it about 50 years ago.

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    I'd use a 45-70 as well. Drill out the primer pocket...insert a nail with a nail head so you can push the boolits out...then put a wood block on the spike part so you can push on it without hurting your fingers/hand.

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    I made one out of aluminum rod. Drilled out to the unsized diameter of the bullet. I turned down the OD of the cutter very thin, and beveled the mouth, for easy insertion into the lube cake. I also put knurling on it, for enhanced grip. It works as a push through. Next bullet in, pushes the last one out. It's for a T/C 45 cal Maxi-ball.

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    I size my tubing down to .005 / .008 bigger than the bullet. and out the heavy bevel on the inside this makes it easier to slide over the bullet and the inside bevel pushed compresses the lube in the grooves.

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    Go to any golf course maintance shop and get a couple of used 1/4 in coring
    tines used on their coring machine. Or go to any place that supplies the golf
    courses and buy them new. Be sure to get the hollow tines. Then heat the tine
    to anneal and cut off a little at a time till you get the dia. that you want. These
    tines are tapered and the size will get larger as you cut. I used a drill bit a couple
    of thousands larger then the bullet as a guide. when you get the size you need
    sharpen on a belt sander and a round file to take off the burrs on the inside. Then
    reheat and cool in water to reharded the tine. Buy a few of the tines as you can
    make any size cake cutter wanted up to 50 cal. These also work for cutting wads for
    shotgun shells or 45/50 cal filler wads. As these tines are tapered the bullets or
    wads will slid up the tube and just fall out. It takes me longer to type this out then
    it takes to make one. The plus is if you make a set they will last forever if you only
    wack them with a soft mallot.
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    45-70 case with the head cut off. Why push the boolit back out when ya can just keep running them thru one after the other? Gonna mess up a case by drilling out the flash hole, so why not mess it up right?

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