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Thread: how does swaging work

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    Vendor Sponsor parrott1969's Avatar
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    Jan 2009

    Question how does swaging work

    how does swaging work? I am considering purchaseing mr. blackmons die for make .223 jackets from .22. however i have a terminal case of dumb *** and cannot understand how it works. I mean i can see how the jacket is made but how do you fill it? do i have to buy a mould and cast cores then somehow insert them into the jacket? or do you place the jacket into a mould and then somehow fill it with lead. Please help! I am so confused!

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    Here's a link to a post I wrote several years ago.....lots of good reading and pictures.

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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