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    Casing Jackets for CH4D bullet swage set

    Does anyone know if converted brass casing for jackets will work in CH4D bullet swaging sets? I have a .44 cal. Looking to use 40 S&W brass casing jacket maker from RCE. If anyone knows, Id appreciate it.

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    I've made a couple thousand .429" diameter bullets using .40 S&W cases as jackets, using CH-4D swaging dies. Just be sure to fully anneal them. There's a sticky above about using 9mm to make .40, and it's the same process.

    Hope this helps.

    Fred
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    Thanks ReloaderFred I am going to buy that set with confidence now.

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    I don't use a Jacket Maker die. I just use the two dies in the CH-4D set as they're intended to be used, only instead of using commercial jackets, I just use annealed .40 S&W cases for jackets.

    Hope this helps.

    Fred
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReloaderFred View Post
    I don't use a Jacket Maker die. I just use the two dies in the CH-4D set as they're intended to be used, only instead of using commercial jackets, I just use annealed .40 S&W cases for jackets.

    Hope this helps.

    Fred
    Thanks for the heads up. It shouldn’t be a problem I’d imagine. Will post an update on it.

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    I use the Dave Corbin dies for 44 and have been using 40 S&W for years. As already stated, make sure you anneal the casings well before you seat the core. The seating of the core should expand the brass to the necessary diameter. If you plan on shortening the case make sure you cut it down prior to annealing.

    Just an extra, for annealing I drove some framing nails through a 1 inch piece of wood. I place the brass on the point of the nail and heat with a torch until glowing and dump into water. This makes the brass soft enough to easily squeeze together with your fingers.
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    44 copper jackets are available and make great bullets too. I have used both. Anneal and lube your cases or they will stick.

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