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Old April 28, 2000, 04:30 PM   #1
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Hello, where can I pick up a hand held small primer pocket swager to remove the primer crimp from military .223 brass?

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Old April 28, 2000, 05:00 PM   #2
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I have one that's made by Lyman. Got it special-ordered from my local dealer. But, after an hour or so of oozing blisters, I threw the military brass in a bag and bought
some once-fired commercial stuff. I know other guys who use a swager in a drill, but for the $$ it doesn't seem worth it.

My .02.

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Old April 28, 2000, 06:23 PM   #3
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If you want to do more than a few get a RCBS primer pocket swager combo. You set it up in your press and can do small or large pockets.
Cost less than a set of dies.
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Old April 28, 2000, 06:46 PM   #4
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I use one of Dillon's super swager 600. I like it alot.
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Old April 29, 2000, 07:31 AM   #5
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Monkeyleg, I think you're talking about a cutter, not a swager.

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Old April 29, 2000, 12:04 PM   #6
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If you have any volume of crimps to remove, get the Dillon swage. I've done thousands of .223 with it, and it's quick and painless.
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Old April 29, 2000, 07:15 PM   #7
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Buy a bucket of 3500 once fired military brass from River Valley Ord. cleaned, sized and swaged for around $160 delivered last time I looked. I'm never swaging another freakin primer pocket
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Old April 30, 2000, 11:14 PM   #8
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Lyman used to sell wooden handeled primer pocket reamers, they may still. Hand held, and easy to use.

RCBS used to sell a press mounted pocket swager, came qquipped with large and small swage buttons. Need a special push rod for .223 cases. Sold them also. Worked quite well on a single stage press.

Never saw a hand held swage.
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