virago1100@ptd.net
virago1100@ptd.ne...
13 posts
Joined October 2020

Military Primer Pocket Crimp Swagger vs. 5.56

When I swag the primer pockets of 5.56 military brass with my Dillon Super Swage, I seem to have to play a little to get the primer pocket to line up with the swagging ram's button. I've had the tool for years, and have only recently started using it again. The case's base seems to drop a little low, out of alignment with the ram, and the case can also shift a bit side to side. this can cause the ram to miss the primer pocket slightly until it's re positioned. As a temporary "fix", I placed some heavy tape on each side of the slot where the case head rests during the swagging process....I also added some tape to the steel plate on which the case head rest at the bottom of the slot. While this hasn't solved the problem, it gets the primer pocket more aligned with the swagging ram 's button.
Thoughts?
divejj
divejj
154 posts
Joined December 2012

RE: Military Primer Pocket Crimp Swagger vs. 5.56

I use a drop in piece/insert from inlinefabrication.com That does the trick for me as the brass is always in the right place.
JJ
Fishobaby
Fishobaby
102 posts
Joined December 2017

RE: Military Primer Pocket Crimp Swagger vs. 5.56

There are some considerably less expensive ($7 shipped) inserts available on eBay, probably 3D printed. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=264809611639 If you get one, lettuce know how they are!
weird-one@juno.com
weird-one@juno.co...
5 posts
Joined December 2020

RE: Military Primer Pocket Crimp Swagger vs. 5.56

Hello! The plate on the bottom is adjustable. It is the piece that the case rests on in the bottom of the channel. Put a case in and extend the swaging plunger. On the side of the unit without the sticker is a hole. Use a 1/8" Allen to loosen then tighten that screw. That bottom plate is spring loaded and it should rise up to meet the case when you loosen that screw. If not take it apart from the bottom and clean it up.

I also use the Inline Fabrication pieces to center the case. https://inlinefabrication.com/collections/dillon/products/centering-inserts-for-the-dillon-superswage-1
Fishobaby
Fishobaby
102 posts
Joined December 2017

RE: Military Primer Pocket Crimp Swagger vs. 5.56

I bought some of the caliber specific inserts on eBay. They're very high quality prints and work well. If your Super Swage is mounted vertically, the inserts would need something to hold them in. Maybe drilling and countersinking for the one mounting hole that is under it would work— and better with a spacer to fill the existing counterbore.