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    Default Military Primer Pocket Swaging Tool.

    Gentlemen;
    I am but a novice, therefore I thought that I might ask for some advise.
    I am planning on reloading some Lake City Brass for my M-1 and need to
    do something with the primer pocket.
    I am told that there is a swaging tool that resizes the primer pocket therby
    removing the Military Crimp, this sounds like a better approach than cutting
    away brass that could be retained in the cartridge case.
    Any advice is welcome, especially a source for this tool.
    Thank You for any help.
    john d. kopke (USCG1961-1967).

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    Default Dillon Super Swage

    I have one, but have not used it yet, Folks swear by it. HTH
    http://www.dillonprecision.com/conte...wage_600_parts
    "Wars are, of course, as a rule to be avoided; but they are far better than certain kinds of peace." - T.R.

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    If you have more than a handful of milsurp brass to decrimp, the Dillon Super Swage 600 is the only way to go.

    Don

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    The RCBS tool has done all I've needed for many years. Here's advertising copy on it and the Dillon product -


    RCBS PRIMER POCKET SWAGER COMBO

    Price: $30.59 (Graf), $26.99 (Midway)

    The perfect tool for quick removal of primer-pocket crimps from military cases. Unlike reaming, the pocket swager forms a perfectly round pocket correct in dimension for American Boxer-type primers. Comes with swaging heads for large and small pockets; fits 7/8" x 14 presses with RCBS-type removable shell holders. Not for use on progressive presses.


    Super Swage 600
    Stock Number: 20095

    Until now, reusing military brass, with its crimped primer pockets, has been a tedious task. The Dillon solution is a remarkably simple device that bolts to your bench and allows you to swage the primer pockets with speed and ease. The case is supported from the inside, so you won't be tearing the rims off the brass. A tool steel, hardened swage rod (easy to change from large to small primers) simply rolls the crimp away. No reaming is necessary. Our unique compound cam leverage system assures not only ease of operation, but perfect alignment with each and every round. Sound simple? It is and it works. What's more, it's inexpensive. The Super Swage 600 comes complete with large and small swage rods.

    TOTAL COST: $94.95

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    When I was in the market for one of these tools 10 years ago, the nice folks here on CSP told me, if your doing dozens the cutters are fine, if your doing hundreds get the RCBS but if your doing thousands get the Dillon.

    I opted for the Dillon and have never been sorry.

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    I use the Dillon. I bought several thousand mil cases and really needed it.

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    Default Dillon Swage

    I had some trouble with the instructions that came with the Dillon swage. This thread helped me work it out:
    http://www.jouster.com/forums/showthread.php?t=326
    "Wars are, of course, as a rule to be avoided; but they are far better than certain kinds of peace." - T.R.

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    I've used an RCBS for over 15 yr. Take the savings between it and the Dillon, and get a couple thousand primers.
    They both do the same thing.

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    i'm even cheaper.. I just take my Lyman crimp removal tool and unscrew the head off of it and chuck it up in my 9.6v Makita and have at it...I like how the Lyman makes a nice even bevel. To me the RCBS and Dillon tools just move metal not remove it.. but that's my $0.03
    'Just Don't Point, Squint, and Laugh'

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    Quote Originally Posted by HighPowerShooter View Post
    i'm even cheaper.. I just take my Lyman crimp removal tool and unscrew the head off of it and chuck it up in my 9.6v Makita and have at it...I like how the Lyman makes a nice even bevel. To me the RCBS and Dillon tools just move metal not remove it.. but that's my $0.03
    I use a Lee case mouth tool, chuck it into my drill (with the help of a wooden dowel) and use the pointy end to remove the crimp. Goes fast, is cheap and works.

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