Why do you swage primer pockets?

Available in 223 Rem/5.56 and 308 Win/7.62 models, swage depth can be adjusted to accommodate various case brands. Swaging out the crimps on primer pockets instead of cutting them eliminates trimmings and mess.

What does a primer pocket Reamer do?

The handy Primer Pocket Reamer by Lyman® removes military crimps and rough edges from primer pockets of brass casings with ease. The Ergonomic handle provides maximum comfort for long hours at the reloading bench.

How deep should primer pockets be?

Pocket Type Depth Min Depth Max
Small Rifle/Pistol 0.1170 0.1230
Large Rifle 0.1250 0.1320
Large Pistol 0.1170 0.1230

What is a swaging tool?

Swaging tools are used to put secure loops in the end of wire rope. Used for attaching signs and display samples as well as for marine, aircraft, theatrical & industrial rigging. Versatile, cable loop can be made any size and any length. Strong, when a cable is swaged properly it will hold the full rated strength.

What is a Berdan primer?

Berdan primers are similar to the caps used in the caplock system, being small metal cups with pressure-sensitive explosive in them. Modern Berdan primers are pressed into the “primer pocket” of a Berdan-type cartridge case, where they fit slightly below flush with the base of the case.

What is a boxed primer?

What Is Boxer-Primed Ammo? The weapon’s firing pin strikes the base of the primer cup, which causes the primer mixture to be crushed against the anvil. This creates a flash that goes through the flash hole, igniting the powder in the cartridge.

Does 223 brass need to be swaged?

The NATO Cross is a circle with a cross in the middle. Basically all brass with NATO stamp needs to be swaged.

What is the difference between swaging and crimping?

The most important distinction is that, in crimping, the compression force is applied once (or at most a few times), while in swaging the force is applied many times at high frequency. In swaging, the product is usually moved slowly into a tapered die while the die closes and opens rapidly.

How do you crimp without a swaging tool?

Just crush the thing with any tool you have around. If you can use a big vise to crush them down, that’s probably the most ‘controlled’ way. Otherwise, use pliers, or get a hammer and chisel and dent the sleeve at two or three points with the chisel.

Is Berdan primed ammo bad?

If you intend to reload your spent casings or sell your casings to a reloader, don’t use berdan-primed ammo (stick with boxer-primed). Some people don’t mind purchasing ammo with corrosive primers, but they can be harmful to a firearm if the firearm is not properly cleaned after each use.

Who uses Berdan primers?

There have been a lot of questions lately on the use of Berdan primers. There are basically two types of primers: the Berdan and the Boxer. The Berdan primer is used for the most part in ammunition loaded in Europe, while the Boxer primer is used in America and in ammunition intended for sale here in this country.

When do you need to use primer pocket swaging?

Primer pocket swaging is necessary when reloading brass that have crimped primer pockets, most cases used in military or non civilian applications have this crimp. Typical cases that you will encounter primer pocket crimps are 45 ACP, 223 (5.56mm), 30-06, 308 (7.62×51), 9mm Luger and special law enforcement 40 S&W.

How big is a Lee primer pocket Swager?

The fastest, most convenient way to swage primer pockets. Will swage large and small primer pockets on any case up to 2 inches (30/06) long. Lee primer pocket swager. Designed exclusively for the APP press.

How does RCBS primer pocket Swager Combo work?

RCBS Primer Pocket Swager Combo – ihui This tool works with any standard reloading press with a 1″ or smaller ram and 7/8×14 threads. It pushes the case over a rod, which stops the case while the swager nipple continues up to do its job.

Which is the best crimp tool for primer pockets?

CH4D Primer Pocket Crimp Swager Tool – ihui The “Best” of the swaging tools – it is the least expensive swaging method that I know of, and the fastest – this tool works with any standard reloading press with a ram and 7/8×14 threads (it will also work in the Forster Co-Ax with its shell holder adaptor plate).