RCBS Primer Swager Combo? How to


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Lovesbeer99
June 2, 2007, 01:58 PM
So I followed the instructions but it didn't work. It appears that it does not actully swage the pocket, but rather it pulls the crimp out. All i get is a crimp that is now rammed it to the case. Any suggestions? This combo was not cheap.

FYI, I'm trying to take the crimp out of Lake City .223 brass.

Thanks
Lovesbeer99

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ReloaderFred
June 2, 2007, 02:12 PM
Because the crimp is metal that is actually swaged over the lip of the primer pocket, the swage will sometimes shear that small ring of brass. When this happens, I have a sharp tool that I made that will pick it out of the pocket. This is common with primer pockets that are crimped heavily. The metal has to go somewhere.

Make sure you're running the swage far enough into the pocket, too. Sometimes people don't push it in far enough and the primer pocket entrance is still too small in diameter to accept a new primer. I like to use the rounded area of the swage, where the swaging post joins the base, to slightly round the mouth of the primer pocket.

Hope this helps.

Fred

tbtrout
June 2, 2007, 08:20 PM
I have not tried a swager, but on my LC brass I use the case mouth chamfer tool and remove the crimp. Just a quick twist and it is good to go.

Black_Talon
June 2, 2007, 08:45 PM
I use the case mouth chamfer tool and remove the crimp. Just a quick twist and it is good to go.

After using various swagers, I've also been using a regular chamfer tool to remove the crimp in primer pockets. Been working great for me for well over 20 years, and is much faster than using a swager.

Steve in PA
June 2, 2007, 09:35 PM
How do you have the it set up? I have one and remove the crimp without any problems in .223/5.56 and .30/06 brass.

ADKWOODSMAN
June 2, 2007, 09:36 PM
+1

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