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Question about Dillon Super Swage 600

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Shrinkmd, Dec 12, 2009.

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  1. Shrinkmd

    Shrinkmd Member

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    I have a question about the Super Swage 600. I adjusted it to allow primers to seat with a little friction, but not too easily (I was practicing with some spent small pistol primers in my .223 brass) My question is, can you over swage the primer pocket and make it too loose? The manual warns against over swaging because it could damage the rod, but it doesn't say much about the brass.

    Is this a concern? I tried adjusting it so that it is the minimum amount of swaging to get the primers (well the practice spent ones) seating with a little force, not just zipping in without any resistance. Does this sound right? Can I still load and shoot the brass I might have "over swaged" when I was adjusting and learning how it works?

    Thanks!
     
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    I have used the Dillon Super Swage 600 on thousands of cases (.30-06, 7.62x51, and .30 Carbine), and have yet to have a "over swaged" case. In looking at the design, I don't see how it can be done.

    Don
     
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    Thanks. I will probably try loading up the cases this week, and if I have any trouble getting the primers in (Wolf 223 type) I can always swage 'em a little more. The tool is awesome, though. I can't imagine trying to do it any other way.
     
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