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Bullet Swages-.270" to .299"

Bullet swaging die sets that are in stock and can be shipped now are listed below.  There may be one set in stock or there may be more.  These are first come, first served so who-ever places an order first gets the set.  The caliber and type of the set (type of bullet made) will change now and then so if you don’t see what you want it may be available later.  Complete sets are usually listed.  Individual dies may be ordered. 

All dies and accessories are for the Walnut Hill press or other presses made by RCE, LLC.  No other type of dies will be made or stocked.  To order please go to the “How to Order” page.  

30 to 270 Jacket Reducer

$105.00

Jacket redraw die set.  Reduces a 30 caliber jacket like the J4 or Hines to 270 caliber (.275″ diameter).  Does not trim the jacket.  In addition to the redraw set the 270 trim set is needed to shorten the jackets.  Two core seat punches for redrawn J4 or Hines jackets are included.  Photo does not show the seating punches.

270 Jacket Trim Set

$165.00

This is a set to trim an exsting 270 caliber jacket to shorter lengths.  The jacket is expanded for some of its length and the expanded portion is pinched off.  The longer the expanded portion the shorter the trimmed jacket and the shorter the expanded portion the longer the trimmed jacket.  This set only trims a 270 jacket.  The 30 to 270 jacket reducer set can be used to resize jackets to 270 before they are trimmed.  Some of the parts for the trim set are not shown in the photo.

270 Die Set

Coming soon

Three die set to make a flat base open tip bullet with a 4S spitzer ogive.   The ogive is suitable for lighter and shorter bullets.

Place holder photo is of a well dressed and equipped Westerner.

270 Die Set

$542.00

Three die set to make a flat base open tip bullet with a 7S spitzer ogive.   The 7S is a little longer than a 6S but a bit shorter than the 8S.   If compared to an 8S it would look about the same.  With a 1″ long jacket the bullet would be around 130 grains or a bit heavier.

270 Die Set

$542.00

Three die set that makes a flat base, open tip bullet with an 8S-.020 secant ogive.  The secant ogive allows for a sharper ogive while keeping the ogive length shorter.  The ogive is about the same length as a blunter 4S bullet.   Good for lighter weight bullets for the 6.8 Remington and similar cartridges.

270 Die Set

Coming Soon

Three die set that makes a flat base, open tip bullet with 1 1/8E round nose ogive.  Good hunting bullet.

Place holder photo is of a 577 (.585″) explosive bullet used once in dangerous game cartridges.  The explosive was placed in the hollow cavity in the front piece of the bullet and then the back piece pressed into the hollow.   On impact the explosive would detonate inside of the tiger or other game.  It was found that the bullet was just as effective and perhaps more so without the explosive as the soft lead bullet would mushroom well.

270 Die Set

Coming Soon

Three die set that makes a flat base, open tip bullet with a Long Round Nose (LRN) ogive.  This is similar to the Kynoch round nose bullets used in the 1930s.  The length of the ogive makes the bullet good for bolt action or single shot rifles but could be single loaded in AR guns.

Photo compares a 1E round nose to the LRN bullet.

270 Die Set

Coming Soon

Three die set that makes a flat base, open tip bullet 12 degree spire point ogive.  The spire point is like a sharp pencil.  It is a good design but one that has been mostly replaced with the spitzer ogive.

Photo is of spire point 224 bullets.

270 Die Set

Coming Soon

Three die set that makes a flat base, open tip bullet.  The ogive is a long VLD  which is simply a long secant ogive.   Although not called a VLD then it was first tested by the US Ordnance Department about 1935.  The VLD or sometimes called a ULD can be a good bullet for long range competition but for best results needs to be seated out of the case far enough to just touch the rifling when the round is chamber.   Bullets that have long ogives don’t like to “jump” to contact the rifling.

Drawing is of the Martini-Henry Long Chamber.  This experimental cartridge was never issued and replaced with the 450 Martini-Henry Short Chamber.

270 Die Set

Coming Soon

Rebated boattail add-on die set.  Used with the core seat die in the three die bullet swage set to make RBT bullets for longer distance competiton.

270 Die Set

Coming Soon

270 (.277″) dual diameter die set.  Converts a standard bullet into a bore rider bullet also called a dual diameter bullet.  The forward section of the bullet is reduced to rest on the rifling to allow the bullet to be seated out further without being stuck in the rifling.  The reduced section can be adjusted for length as wanted.

Drawing is not of a 270 caliber bullet but instead is the 577 Snider.