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Old January 14, 2021, 01:16 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Aguila Blanca View Post
How do you swage something to make it larger?
In bullet making the act of swaging increases diameter, drawing reduces diameter. If it is a lead core bullet I can see getting another .001". Corbin makes presses and tools that can handle about any job. Although I am not sure you could really get that from any point forming die.

I missed the fact that this is a barnes bullet. If it's monolithic the press and dies you would need to do a good job will cost far more money than replacing your bullet supply.

Buying a manual setup and learning how to make your own bullets by the process of swaging would be an interesting venture, but costly. For that reason, I would agree with Unclenick.
Plate the bullets to add diameter and the run them through a drawing die to reduce the diameter to whatever you choose.
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