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Swage military 9mm options

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Hi guys!

 

I have a bunch of 9mm brass that needs to be swaged. I'm planning on using it for 9 major. I do not, however, have a swager. From my reading, I've determined there are a few options, and I'd like for all of you guys to chime in with suggestions, and help me tighten up my shot group a bit....

 

1. I have a converted RL450 (now mostly a 550b--incomplete). I could grab the Swageit, an extra 9mm shell plate & start rocking. I'd put a universal decapping die on station 1, punch the primer, swage, and it would be ready for my other fully configured 550b. Right?

 

2. Deburring bit & drill. Punch primer, pull brass back out, open the primer pocket, rinse / repeat? Possible negatives--open the primer pocket too much?

 

3. Franklin prep station?

 

4. Sell everything, buy a 1050, apologize to the wife, and it swages as you load, right?

 

5. Dillon super swage. Tough on the arm, slow, but pretty straightforward.

 

What am I missing? Thoughts?

 

I'm leaning toward the swageit since I have a spare press anyway...? What have I missed?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

 

 

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I chuck up a hornady pocket reamer in a cordless Drill and go to town. One touch of the trigger and no more crimp. It's tedious but gets the job done. I load 9MAJOR as well. Primer pockets are nice and tight since the tool really won't let you over do it

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I've found that the RCBS military crimp remover works best, either attached to my Frankford Armory case prep system or used manually attached to a Lyman handle.

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59 minutes ago, Sarge said:

I chuck up a hornady pocket reamer in a cordless Drill and go to town. 

 

Its been a while since I got a batch of crimped 9mm brass but I also use the Hornady pocket reamer in a cordless drill.  

 

It may be tedious but its much faster than swaging it out with an RCBS swaging tool in a Rock Chucker.

 

And the brass works just fine in 9 Major.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Hornady-390750-Primer-Pocket-Reamer/dp/B000NOORPW/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1487652451&sr=8-11&keywords=hornady+tool

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Thanks for the advice guys.

Since it's the cheapest way, I grabbed a universal decapping die, a shell plate, and the RCBS crimp removal tool (appears to be idiot-proof, an important feature). I'll muddle through until I can grab a 1050!


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This may be something that I need to get acquainted with since it looks like Winchester has started crimping Winchester white box,?

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I used to do the hand reamer in the drill, seems like extra work. I picked up the lyman case prep station, and it works out great for me. Since I do rifle and pistol it was the logical way to go.

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On 2/21/2017 at 0:53 AM, Fatso said:

Thanks for the advice guys.

Since it's the cheapest way, I grabbed a universal decapping die, a shell plate, and the RCBS crimp removal tool (appears to be idiot-proof, an important feature). I'll muddle through until I can grab a 1050!


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Ive used the Hornady and the RCBS, and I prefer the RCBS even though they both do the same thing.  And yes, they are idiot proof :)

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I first went the super swager 600 even modified it so I could do 600 cases an hour. But eventually bought my first 1050 just so I could swage and load at the same time.

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