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Old December 14, 2000, 10:28 PM   #1
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I did a search for this, and it was not very helpful.

I have 1,200 pieces (always adding to that number) of PMC .223 brass that I need to process, and I want a painless way to swage the primer pockets.

I have the RCBS primer pocket swager combo, but to be quite honest it is somewhat of a pain in the a** to use. I have done lots of 100 cases using it, and it takes forever, plus ends up leaving me with a pissed off feeling.

So basically is the Dillon WORTH the $80? I use A LOT of PMC ammo because its cheap and my buddies buy when they shoot my AR. The cases seem to hold up well, and I haven't broken any decapping pins on them either.

Anyway, I'd appreciate your input. I know about Dillon quailty, but I wanna know if this is worth my money. Thanks.
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Old December 15, 2000, 07:32 AM   #2
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If you need to swage primer pockets, the Dillon is the way to go. I also used to use the RCBS and found it to be a pain in the ass. The Dillon swager is smooth and requires little effort to swage the pocket because it works on a camming action. I know you can chuck a chamfer tool in a drill and go to town but I would rather reshape the metal than remove it.
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Old December 15, 2000, 09:59 AM   #3
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I am using a C-H Tool and Die swager that goes into a single stage press. I think it's easier than the Dillon because of the less-wild arm movements.
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Old December 15, 2000, 12:14 PM   #4
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I recommend it highly. I previously used the Lee tool and ream military crimps. After getting the Dillon, the problem became getting more military brass. It's actually fun to use. Good luck.
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Old December 15, 2000, 05:18 PM   #5
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Hey Piglet!
Go for the Dillon. I have the RCBS tool and it is a pain. Also, I went the Forster trimmer attachment route. Also a pain.

The Dillon works like a champ. If you plan on using crimped primer brass do yourself a favor and get the Dillon.
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