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    Nice going, 454PB. You've really showed your inginuity, very cleaver.

    However that bullet ejector looks a mite misplaced but is workable.

    Here's my swaging bullet ejector system.

    Jim


    Note: The sizer on the far right is an RCBS unit, painted Dillon blue to match my Dillon stuff. Didn't care for the original gas chamber green color.

    Jim
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    What's the sizer on the far right? That's the only unit on your bench I can't name.
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    Yeah, I know it is crude and wobbly looking, but is actually designed to pivot as it swings over the top of the ejection pin. The other advantage is that it takes about 10 seconds to install and remove. It's only needed to eject the core after seating. When forming the tips, all I have to do is rest my hand on the ejector, and the finished bullet falls out into my hand.

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    .............Re: Core mould weight settings. This is what I use:



    This is the RCE core mould. It's for making cores to make .443" swaged slugs for paper patching and shooting from 45 caliber long range muzzle loaders.



    In this photo at the top are some .375" billits of various lengths I cut to set the 5 cavities in the coremould. Naturall I had no idea what each length was worth weightwise. I just cut them longer by 0.100". To use you swing the sprueplate closed. Then lay one in the first cavity and screw the plunger up until it touches the bottom of the billit pushing it against the underside of the sprueplate.

    Then you take it out and lay it in the next cavity and repeat until all 5 are done. Weights then produced are within a few tenths of a grain for each core.

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    "What's the sizer on the far right? That's the only unit on your bench I can't name."
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    Laureate,
    It appears that there are two shell-Savers, one from Lachmiller and one from RCBS.
    I've been looking for the patent number for those. It may have been assigned to Redding with an old press design.
    Back on topic, You may find US Patent Office Fred Huntington's patent number 2,451,488 of October 19, 1948 of historical interest. He applied for it in 1944 when the need was more sorely felt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d-o-k View Post
    Unfortunatley Swaging has never caught on over here so it's virtlily imposible to get the tooling needed

    Dave,

    Check Ebay under reloading equipment. I have seen a number of the "Swage-O-Matic" presses for sale there. Lots of older equipment is very well built and has outlasted the old timers who bought it new.

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    I'm very interested in getting into swaging.

    Looking to make .45 FMJ's and JSWC.

    Is the Corbin equipment more efficient than using reloading presses?

    I admit that a hundred an hour is slightly disheartening.
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    I believe they expand well, but don't like excessive velocity. Is that right? Mick.
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    They haven't shown any inaccuracy at 3600 fps!

    And.....because of the hollowpoint, they are explosive.

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    454pb, is that a regular rock chucker press you are using or is it the RCBS Supreme. I have some swaging dies coming and I don't know if my rock chuckers can do it or if I need to haunt ebay for a beefier press. I think I will be ok for now as I am using soft lead for PP bullets. that's the plan now. JB
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