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Swaged primers
« on: August 18, 2010, 11:35:20 am »
I got all my brass sorted last night.  Commercial .223 / once-fired 5.56 / reloaded 5.56.  Some of the commercial stuff looks like the primers on the military cases,  Do any commercial manufacturers swage the primers in?

Realizing that the answer is not necessarily the same for all three:  What's the fastest/cheapest/best way to remove the swage?

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    Re: Swaged primers
    « Reply #1 on: August 20, 2010, 12:38:01 am »
    I use a pocket uniformer from... Hornady, I think? A little metal handle with screw in bits for large and small primer pockets. It has angled cutting edges at the back that bevel the primer pocket a bit (just at the case head edge). Works well to clean up my 7.62x51mm surplus brass. I don't know how quick you're looking for, but a few twists in the primer pocket and the brass is good to go.
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    Re: Swaged primers
    « Reply #2 on: August 20, 2010, 03:21:04 pm »
    High volume swaging, I like the dillion tool.

    Some folks anchor a countersink bit in a drill press and do it that way.  This method takes a delicate touch though, it's very easy to remove too much material.
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    Re: Swaged primers
    « Reply #3 on: August 20, 2010, 04:03:23 pm »
    The electric RCBS case prep tool is also useful.
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