June 17, 2008, 10:53 PM
I hope someone can give me some advice. I'm trying to set up a C&H primer pocket swager. I found a neat article on Surplus Rifle and followed that. However, when I get the pockets to actually be affected it is deforming the rim of the 223s I'm loading.
Has anyone been here and have anything to offer. I will accept donations on a Dillon swaging tool. :D
June 18, 2008, 06:49 AM
Why don't you give C&H a call and seek their advice?
June 18, 2008, 07:59 AM
I initially purchased the C&H. To properly swage the primer pockets the case rims would deform, some would simply tear off.
I bought the Dillon Super Swage and haven't looked back. It is a superior design due to the backup rod which goes inside the cases to support them at their strongest point when the swage rod goes in the primer pocket.
...Well, later I DID buy the Super 1050 press, which has the swage built in...
June 18, 2008, 12:01 PM
Well, I hate to kick dirt on your campfire, but there is no way the C4H, CH4, whatever, can work properly without bending rims.
Without inside case support, no case rim can withstand the force necessary to swage out a primer crimp.
My RCBS swager set supports the cases with a steel rod inside, and they work just fine.
(as long as you use a little case lube in the primer pockets occasionally.)
Dillon does the same, and it works even better.
June 18, 2008, 03:14 PM
Another vote for the Dillon Super Swage. Best tool for the job, hands down.
June 20, 2008, 03:31 PM
Well I contacted the manufacturer who said to press against the case with my free hand and to not swage more than is absolutely necessary. I couldn't get it to work.
So I removed a Lyman Primer Pocket cleaner from its handle and checked itinto my batter drill and reamed what I had. I'll go with reaming for now. Maybe the loading fairy will bring me a Dillon Super Swage. :rolleyes: