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Thread: Larger Press for Resizing Boolits?

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    On having more tin (sn)) than antimony (sb) check this thread out and start reading at post #50.
    https://castboolits.gunloads.com/sho...y-Alloys/page3

    I was just shooting for an economical alloy that would have 2% tin for fill out and enough antimony to give a bhn of 10. The other choice seemed to be the classic 20/1 which is not very economical.
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    i recently got a Corbin S press. There is no comparison, its tight tolerance, roller bearings and has 2 stroke settings, the longest stroke is for reloading and stronger than any mass prod press out there, put it on the short stroke and you have some real power. You can add a longer lever for even more leverage. Everything that was a challenge before (like making gas checks) feel like nothing now. It hurt the wallet but you get what you pay for. If you want the mack truck of presses corbin makes the mega mite, but its a beast. Corbin's brother also has a company that makes the walnut hill press for cheaper and i hear great reviews. These presses are made for swaging bullets so very powerful but can be used for reloading as well.

    walnut hill press: https://www.rceco.com/catalog/
    Corbin : http://www.swagedies.com/mm5/merchan...y_Code=S-press
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    almar: There's a sticky at the top of the swaging section called "Lets Make a Swage Press". It tells how to make a press that's very much like the Corbin S press. Most people don't have welders or machine shop equipment and don't have the resources to build their own swage press, but you might be able to get some helpful insights or learn some new information if you check out that thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 405grain View Post
    almar: There's a sticky at the top of the swaging section called "Lets Make a Swage Press". It tells how to make a press that's very much like the Corbin S press. Most people don't have welders or machine shop equipment and don't have the resources to build their own swage press, but you might be able to get some helpful insights or learn some new information if you check out that thread.
    ohhhh, i like a new project! Thanks.

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    If the Rockchucker is too light I move to the A2. Then to the BMG press if necessary.

    My A2 ram is 2 piece, will take a solid ram extension.




    But I never had any trouble with my RCBS or Lyman sizers. Also have two Star sizers, they work great. I size up to 50 cal. centerfire and 54 cal. black powder.

    458 Win Mag.

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    My A2 ram is 2 piece, will take a solid ram extension.
    Does that mean you have the solid ram extensions?
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    Yea just got to find it, buried in my 24 x 40 shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stockcarver View Post
    Yea just got to find it, buried in my 24 x 40 shop.
    LOL, if you should find it and decide you don't want it, I KNOW a guy who does.......
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    Stockcarver: That's an interesting looking slug you're using with the 458. What mold is that from? It looks like it would make a dandy hunting boolit for a 45-70.

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    Something else to think about is the bullet sizing die itself .
    I have some H&I dies for a Lyman 450 from early 1970's ...they came from factory very smooth and well polished ... no difficulties sizing cast boolits , plus 50 years use have left them Smoooooth ... easy to size boolits . I bought a brand new .358" and .412" dies to go along with my old .357" and .410" dies ... What a difference ... the new dies are not as smooth and when sizing with them more resistance is felt ...not so much pushing into the die but on the upstroke , getting the bullet out is sometimes downright difficult ! I need to polish these dies untill they are baby's behind smooth ... and they don't have as many lube holes ... I don't like the new H&I dies not as well made .
    Sizing is much easier with the older smooter dies ... if you have new dies try polishing them .
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    Cobbled this together - an upside Jr2 for bullet sizing

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    I was having a tough time sizing PC'd boolits through Lee sizer dies on a RC2. Seemed like more of a friction issue than sizing, light mist of water on the PC'd boolits and they zip right through, difference was surprising.

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    The old RCBS A-Max BROKE My thumb.
    I HATE auto-correct


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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
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