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Swaging your own bulets

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by garand, Nov 24, 2007.

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  1. garand

    garand Member

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    Anyone ever think about swaging their own bullets? I am looking into it, specifically a company called Corbin. They have a rebated boat tail bullet that they rave about. The largest problem that I am having is the lack of information on their website. I would like to see the steps involved in making a bullet as there are 7 dies that you need to buy.

    Thanks
     
  2. hapi

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    I'm thinking about doing the same. From what I've heard, it's a time consuming process.

    Here is a link for some info. This guy doesn't really explain the whole process, just a quick overview. http://www.ar15.com/content/page.html?id=408

    let me know if you find anymore info. Thanks!!
     
  3. Bboomer

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    Hi guys,

    I'll be watching this thread, I have an interest in this too, but like you. I'm in the dark on this one.
     
  4. ReloaderFred

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    You may want to take a look at Richard Corbin's website. He's the other brother and does things a little differently and sometimes cheaper. Here's his website: http://www.rceco.com/

    I've swaged pistol bullets, but not rifle bullets. It's a slow, tedious process, and more expensive than buying bulk bullets. Unless you want something that isn't commercially available, it's really not worth it. Besides costing an arm and a leg, and possibly a few other critical body parts to get started, the raw materials cost as much as finished bullets, only without the equipment costs and labor.....

    Hope this helps.

    Fred
     
  5. Bboomer

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    Well then count me out Fred LOL. I'm not a wildcater.

    I have other interests hovering over my head. You know, stuff. Like a Star Bullet Press....
     
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    what bullet diameter are you considering?
    cup jackets or tubing?
    plinking/ hunting/ precision short range or precision long range?
    all of these factors have a bearing on the equipment needed and is directly jermane to the cost..
     
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  8. garand

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    Wow! Thanks for all the informative replies. I might not just get into swaging just yet and I guess that I also see why Corbin is a bit elusive on information. It does appear that there are a large number of operations to get what I want. I was looking to reload 7.62 (.308), Rebated boattail for precision shooting in my bolt gun. I might just stick with Sierra MatchKing 168 gr bullets.
     
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