lwgreer
lwgreer
12 posts
Joined December 2016

Swage tool

Anyone have any experience with the Dillon Swage tool? I continue to have issues with primers not seating well in 9mm brass and had a guy who reloads allot recommend it not just for crimped primer pockets. Said it will make about any brass perfect.
coderpitt
coderpitt
91 posts
Joined November 2012

RE: Swage tool

I have the swage tool and I have to swage 9mm, 45 acp, and .223/5.56 due to crimps that are being installed. .308 and other military calibers will probably also have this issue. I check all primer pockets with a primer pocket gauge and any that are too small, I swage. It adds time, but I also deprime, resize, wet tumble, check primer pocket, swage as needed, then mass reload. This keeps me the flow smooth and without hang ups. I could minimize this by getting a 1050, but then again my ammo use and pocketbook don't justify upgrading from my 550B.
matthewwiggins
matthewwiggins
1 post
Joined November 2017

RE: Swage tool

I had the same issue with 223 Rem, I actually backed off the setting a little, fixed me right up.
Allison42
Allison42
4 posts
Joined January 2018

RE: Swage tool

I have been picking up range b Rd ass from a local police shooting range. They use military ammo with crimped primers. The head stamps are NT. I bought a swage tool from Dillon and it works great to remove the crimp and allow primers to seat easily every time. It works well for .45, .40S&W and 9mm brass.
I recommend it
Allison42
Allison42
4 posts
Joined January 2018

RE: Swage tool

That was supposed the be "range brass" darn autocorrect