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Swaging WCC 5.56 brass

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by 41wheelgun, May 11, 2014.

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  1. 41wheelgun

    41wheelgun Member

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    Tonight I was prepping some WCC range pick up brass and during the swagging process this brass was so difficult to remove off the small primer pocket head from a RCBC primer pocket swager tool. I ran this brass three times through the swagging process, checking my setup each time. ON most of the brass I had to slam my press handle two or three times or hit it with the heel of my hand before the brass would come off the head,

    Has anyone had this problem, or is the brass thicker on WCC brass in the primer pocket area than other makes of brass.
     
  2. RussellC

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    I've done a bunch of that brass with the CH-4D unit, same as Lake City as far as I could tell.

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  3. medalguy

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    I've swaged lots of WCC brass but used a Dillon Super Swager, and had no problems getting the brass to fall right off the rod. In fact I use a rubber band to throw the brass off the rod so I don't have to touch it to remove it.

    Maybe you have a burr on the rod?
     
  4. noylj

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    Never had ANY problems swaging WCC primer pockets.
    Have you used the primer swager on other small primer pockets?
     
  5. ole farmerbuck

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    Give the brass or the tool a little shot of lube once in a while.
     
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    No problem swaging any brass with Dillon 1200 swaging tool. WCC is just like any other headstamp needing swaging.
     
  7. 41wheelgun

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    THanks guys, I'll get together an assortment of headstamps and see if its the batch of brass I have or a die setup. Also will try lube. I've swagged 7.62 in the past without any problems.
     
  8. edfardos

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    Lube made a huge diff for me. Maybe every 10th case? Effortless.


    edfardos
     
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    If you have a batch that has a slightly thicker web area you might have to adjust for that as you do for other brands of brass. I had this problem once on some brand of brass. I now use the CH-4D swager that works on top of my press and has no rod to put inside the brass then adjust, now this is no longer an issue.;)
     
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    The reason I said lube is because I had the RCBS press mounted swagger and it was difficult to get the swagger out of the pocket. I now use a Dillon with no problems without lube.
     
  11. 41wheelgun

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    OK, I've tried several makes of brass, Lc 05, fc 12, psd, lc 10, fc 223 rem, imi, and cbc, though i don't think the cbc had a crimp. Most were hard to remove off the primer head, then i lubed a couple and that seems to work. I guess I'll need to change tools for this operation. I also lubed and ran three of the wcc brass and they let go easy.
     
  12. ole farmerbuck

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    Hornady (or others) spray lube works for this. Is this a press mounted swagger?
     
  13. 41wheelgun

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    Yes, press mounted rcbs swager kit
     
  14. ole farmerbuck

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    The dillon sure costs more but you'll be happy if you decide to switch.
     
  15. 41wheelgun

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    Yes, I'm sure it will. Gonna add one to the bottom of my wish list. The rcbs swager is going to have to do for now with some lube.
     
  16. edfardos

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    Rcbs makes a dedicated swager now too. Was 75 on sale at midwayusa a week or so ago.
     
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