Pocket swagging

I use an RCBS Primer Pocket Swager (one G).
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Who makes 40s with a crimped pocket? Crimps on primer pickets are a military thing, to make sure the primer doesn't come out during automatic fire.

I am unaware of any military issuing 40 Smith.
 

76Highboy

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I do not swage any more. Thanks to Walter Bunning I simply remove the crimp from the primer pocket with this http://rcbs.com/Products/Case-Preparation/Case-Trimming/Trim-Mate-Military-Crimp-Remover-2.aspx

Swaging primer pockets can still yield cases that smash the primer because the case heads can be a bit warped. When you remove the crimp it is just as if the case was new and it swages it to SAAMI specs so the primer pocket it tight and perfect. I never swage anymore.

Hope that helps.

Highboy
 

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I've been using the both the large and small primer "Rcbs Military Crimp Remover "for several years. It's about time to replace my small primer "Rcbs Military Crimp Remover" as I have worn a grove in it. Best crimp remover tool I have ever owned!

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I remove the crimp on a Lyman case prep station, it's slower than that RCBS I'm sure,but I don't have the volume of brass you pros do. I have a Dillon 600 swager,but it may as well be a paper weight,because it just sits on the bench.
 

76Highboy

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I've been using the both the large and small primer "Rcbs Military Crimp Remover "for several years. It's about time to replace my small primer "Rcbs Military Crimp Remover" as I have worn a grove in it. Best crimp remover tool I have ever owned!

Reb 🤠🐩🐶🐕🐶🐕🇺🇸
I kind of figure I will need to replace mine too. It's well worth the money.
 
I have used both the RCBS and the Dillon Super Swage. I found that using the Dillon is faster and cleaner. Using the RCBS is more consistent and economical. I have stayed with the Dillon for now because I use the primer pocket uni-former after I Swage. If there's an issue with the Swage I find it during the uniforming process and re-swage if necessary. With that said the RCBS is way more economical. And had I known about it before I purchased the Dillon this comment would not exist.
 
I have used both the RCBS and the Dillon Super Swage. I found that using the Dillon is faster and cleaner. Using the RCBS is more consistent and economical. I have stayed with the Dillon for now because I use the primer pocket uni-former after I Swage. If there's an issue with the Swage I find it during the uniforming process and re-swage if necessary. With that said the RCBS is way more economical. And had I known about it before I purchased the Dillon this comment would not exist.
I almost bought Dillon's Swager, but in the mail that day was a new Rcbs catalog and I ordered the both small and large Military Remover and primer pocket uniformer. Saved a little money. Got the Rcbs Case Prep Center on sale through Midway. added VLD champher tool and flash hole deburing tool. Makes case prep easier and faster.
 
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