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    helpful links to swaging

    I Have spent a lot of time searcing the web in the past for knowledge about swaging.

    How about a thread dedicated to some info out there we have found that may be helpful in explaining the process of swaging. Either basic or addvanced in nature.

    I was just checking some of my old threads and found this one I hade posted a while back and had forgot about. Seems pretty simple and straight foward.
    http://preparednesssubculture.blogsp...d-bullets.html

    The above link seems to have been removed. edited 8-17-2011
    Last edited by BT Sniper; 08-17-2011 at 11:48 AM.
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    Here is another one with great pics.

    http://precisionballisticsllc.com/process.aspx

    Still a good link with great pics. Link posted below in post #3 is INOP but try benchrest.com edited 8-17-2011
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    Here are several good pages from some of the guys that make benchrest bullets.

    http://benchrest.com/articles/articl...n-Armatys.html


    Shooting Times article

    http://www.shootingtimes.com/ammunit...711/index.html

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    lots of realy interesting bullet making stuff here

    http://www.saubier.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=1

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    BTT (bump to top) as I thought it might help some of you interested but not quite sure how this swaging works. It is really quite easy. All we do is manipulate the shape of some lead and brass with the use of some force.

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    Another bump to top for those interested.

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    When you stop learning you are dying.

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    Just found this link. Looks pretty interesting.

    http://www.nij.gov/training/firearms...ir_m05_t05.htm

    link still works as of 8/17/2011

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    Quote Originally Posted by waydownsouth View Post
    lots of realy interesting bullet making stuff here

    http://www.saubier.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=1
    My hats off to these folks and there itty bitty bullets. Can't imagine messing with cores to make .17 or even 20 cal bullet.
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    Bump for those interested. Lots of good info for those that have questions.

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    BT, I have learned more about the process of Swaging here than anywhere else. But you might like to add the Corbin site ( I can't remember which one, but one has a bit of info on it).
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    This needs to be a sticky


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    I SECOND the sticky...

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    http://www.corbins.com/index.htm

    Here is one of corbins pages. His sight can be a bit confusing but YES, a welth of info there too.

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    Maybe we should add to this thread with custom swaged bullet manufactures we know of out there selling custom bullets. No intention to buy on my part but it is funn to look at what others are selling. I'll have to look around a bit but Hawk bullets and a few others come to mind.

    Alot of the sights mentioned above don't seem to see a lot of activity. Still the best sight around I think for anything you need to know is right here

    I don't know about sticky potential yet????? but I'll bump it up every once in a while when somone inquires about lack of info.

    To anyone else that happens upon a bit of usfull info on swaging please do post a link for us to check out.

    Good shooting and Swage On!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BT Sniper View Post
    http://www.corbins.com/index.htm

    Here is one of corbins pages. His sight can be a bit confusing but YES, a welth of info there too.

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    Confusing is an understatement!

    I am sure he makes fantastic products but I can't make any sense at all from his site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BT Sniper View Post
    I Have spent a lot of time searcing the web in the past for knowledge about swaging.

    How about a thread dedicated to some info out there we have found that may be helpful in explaining the process of swaging. Either basic or addvanced in nature.

    I was just checking some of my old threads and found this one I hade posted a while back and had forgot about. Seems pretty simple and straight foward.
    ???

    The above link seems to have been removed. edited 8-17-2011
    Moved to here.

    http://mountainpreparedness.blogspot...skill-for.html
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    There is a bulletmaking section at: www.smallcaliberclub.com I think a couple of the fellows from this board have posted there.

    Also: www.hgfirearms.com sells bullets, swaging gear, and has started adding some how to info.

    And I didn't see Richard Corbin listed www.rceco.com His "book" has some pretty usefull info in it.

    Hope this helps some

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    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...curate-bullets!

    Internal link, but I couldn't find it earlier and found it quite helpful.
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