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Swaging Tool … anyone here own one?

Postby Globemaster » Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:26 pm

I’ve got well over 2K in once fired Lake City 5.56 brass; most of its LC® head stamped, and I’m looking for a swaging tool, or an alternative to the Dillon Super Swag 600 tool.

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Re: Swaging Tool … anyone here own one?

Postby Shermanator » Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:36 pm

Globemaster wrote:I’ve got well over 2K in once fired Lake City 5.56 brass; most of its LC® head stamped, and I’m looking for a swaging tool, or an alternative to the Dillon Super Swag 600 tool.

I had the RCBS one and then bought the Dillon swager. I use the swager part from the RCBS set as a guage only LOL

Now keep in mind I have swaged over 10K over the last couple of years. The Dillon Swager is well worth the money you spend on it. The only regret I have is buying the XL650 instead of the Super 1050 that has a swager built in. Also the Dillon swager doesn't over do it and you will not get blown primers either.

Recently I have seen a video of someone semi making the swaging proccess semi automated with the dillon swager, I'm going to have to look into this with mine.

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Re: Swaging Tool … anyone here own one?

Postby Globemaster » Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:52 pm

Shermanator wrote: I had the RCBS one and then bought the Dillon swager. I use the swager part from the RCBS set as a guage only LOL

I saw the ‘Alternative’ RCBS® PN: 09495 ‘Primer Pocket Swager Combo’ device online, while I was searching the swaging tools; but it doesn't seem as fast as the Dillon tool.

Shermanator wrote: Now keep in mind I have swaged over 10K over the last couple of years. The Dillon Swager is well worth the money you spend on it.

I have a buddy that owns the Dillon 600 tool, I might have to hit him up, and see if I can borrow it :D

Shermanator wrote: The only regret I have is buying the XL650 instead of the Super 1050 that has a swager built in. Also the Dillon swager doesn't over do it and you will not get popped primers either.

roger that …

Shermanator wrote: Recently I have seen a video of someone semi making the swaging proccess semi automated with the Dillon swager, I'm going to have to look into this with mine.

here’s a cleaner conversion; this seems to be a better conversion; than the zip-ties, rubber bans, and bits of string :mrgreen:


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Re: Swaging Tool … anyone here own one?

Postby 7 Foot Jumper » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:25 pm

I've got one. At least I think I do, not looking at the box right now but I have a swager that looks similar to the pictured unit above, and it's a Dillon. I've only used it on a couple hundred rounds, but it seems to work as it should, and I haven't had any problems. I'm not sure if you knew I had one, so I probably am not the aforementioned buddy, but you're welcome to borrow it. I'm mainly loading other calibers when i have time right now so I won't be needing it any time soon.
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Re: Swaging Tool … anyone here own one?

Postby Globemaster » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:43 pm

nope I didn't know you had one 7FJ, and the buddy I'm talking about is a local guy from Shooters Northwest forum; he helped me on my Glock19 rear sight as he's a certified Glock armorist, and we talked about the loan of the tool earlier this year; and I sent him a text message earlier this evening too, and he said I was welcome to use the tool at any time; but I'm not ready for it until later on this Winter, when I can get some time off during the holidays.

and thanks for the offer too :D
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Re: Swaging Tool … anyone here own one?

Postby Shermanator » Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:29 am

The good thing about the swaging process, it is one of the few reloading steps you can set up in front of a TV. The other thing I do in front of the TV as my reloading process is removing brass from media and when I put loaded rounds on stripper clips.
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Re: Swaging Tool … anyone here own one?

Postby 40 rod » Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:16 am

B4 you order the swaging tool try reaming , You probably already have a neck reamer/deburring tool. Chuck it in your drill bit and experiment on a few cases. I did a batch last year and it only takes about 5 seconds per brass. You have to be sure and cut deep enough. And do not do this in front of the TV.
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Re: Swaging Tool … anyone here own one?

Postby whtsmoke » Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:24 pm

40 Rod its better to chuck it up in a lathe set on a stool listen to the radio and before you know it you are done.
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Re: Swaging Tool … anyone here own one?

Postby Globemaster » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:21 am

I might try the de-burring tool on a few, but the Dillon® tool seems to be more constant … as my eyes aren't what they used to be.
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Re: Swaging Tool … anyone here own one?

Postby whtsmoke » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:56 am

you learn the touch, or the feel i should say, i dont know i just do it and it works and have never had problems. i learned using a deburring tool i guess.
i do have the rcbs oneand you can build speed up with it like anything else just cant set in front of the tv whille you are doing it.
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Re: Swaging Tool … anyone here own one?

Postby Globemaster » Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:43 pm

whtsmoke wrote:you learn the touch, or the feel i should say

sounds good, I'll pick up a de-burring tool today, at the tool-room; and give it a shot :D
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