Save $100 for the novice or 1st reloaders.

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  1. ms6852

    ms6852 Member

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    If you are new to reloading like I am, I started buying reloading supplies and equipment a little bit at a time as I saved money. I did not want the kits that are offered as I wanted the Forster coax . My main re-loading round is the 223 caliber for my A.R. 15. Since this rounds have a crimp on the primer I bought the redding 1600 swage tool for removing crimps. It costs $100.

    I was given the Lyman case prep center for Christmas which cost $164.99 on sale. This too has the pocket primer uniformed and reamer too included which removes the crimp. If you have plans on buying a case prep center I would not recommend buying the swaging tool. Just my two cents, thanks for reading this .
     
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    FWIW, i prefer swaging to reaming. I have the lyman prep center, and I prefer to use my swager to remove crimps. the lyman prep center is fantastic for everything else.
     
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    I just buzz them off with a $1 chamfer bit for my drill. No problems in 3000 rounds.
     
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    Yep both ways will work, but I prefer swaging also.
     
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    too bad midway doesn't sell dillon except for small stuff
     
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    Best crimp remover I've found so far.

    Bigger for large primers.

    Smaller for small primers.
     
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    For me, the Dillon swager is the way to go. I ground out 1K of cases with the RCBS crimp removal tool on my case prep center. Way too slow for me and too hard on the fingers. Bought the Dillon for my next K and I'll never look back.
     
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    Either way, manual or powered !

    You got it, Rule !
     
  11. ms6852

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    I was just trying to inform the new shooter that might not know that a brass case prep center offer a means to remove a crimp without a swaging tool, in case that they were not aware. This helps in saving money and not duplicating tools. I knew I wanted a prep center, but was not aware that it had the tools to remove crimps, so I bought the swage tool. I could have used the money instead for a chrono, that's all.
     
  12. Potatohead

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    Thanks for the heads up OP.


    I chucked my little swager/reamer thingy (from the Lyman hand tool, you know the orange one that stores the spare parts inside) into the drill and started drilling out crimped 9mm. Got ticked as I wasnt successful with all of the cases.

    It seemed I could prime one after a little drilling but then I'd drill the next one for 5 minutes and still not be able to prime it..
    It was right at the 1st month or so of my career so maybe if I looked at it again, I could git er done.
    Maybe I stripped the reamer if that's possible..
    I have a feeling Im gonna look pretty dumb when I hear the answer to this one.

    Are you just supposed to kind of peel a layer of the interior of the primer pocket away?
     
  13. medalguy

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    No, just remove the part of the outside of the primer pocket that's been pushed down into the primer pocket. Make sense? You don't want to touch the inner walls of the pocket, just round over the edge of the pocket so a new primer will easily slide into the pocket.
     
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