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Bullet Swages

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 than one. These are first come, first served so who-ever places an order first gets the set. The caliber and type of set (the type of bullet made) will change often so if you don’t see what you want now perhaps tomorrow it will be there.

In-stock sets will be for the Walnut Hill press or other presses made by RCE, LLC™. No other type of dies will be stocked.  To order please go to the “How To Order” page.

224 6S three die set

Price: $542.00

Three die set to make a .224″ bullet for 22 centerfire rifles.  Flat base bullet with a 6S (spitzer) open tip ogive.  Includes a .191″ core swage die, core seat die with punches for J4 & Sierra jackets, and the point form die.  Includes a seating punch for jackets made from 22LR cases.  Use commercial drawn jackets or fired 22LR cases.

224 10S three die set

Price: $542.00

Three die set to make a .224″ bullet for 22 centerfire rifles.  Flat base bullet with a 10S (spitzer) open tip ogive.  Includes a .191″ core swage die, core seat die with punches for J4 & Sierra jackets, and the point form die.  Use commercial drawn jackets.

243 three die set

Price: $542.00

Three die set to make a .243″ (6 mm) flat base bullet with an 8S (spitzer) open tip ogive.  Core swage die, core seat die with punches for J4 & Sierra jackets and for jackets made from 22 WMR cases. 8S Point form die.  The bullet made has a small point for target use and is not recommended for hunting.

251 three die set

Price: $542.00

Three die set to make a .251″  flat base bullet with a long truncated conical (TC) ogive that has about a 5/32″ wide flat tip.  Makes hollow point, open tip, and solid lead tip bullets.  Use fired 22 short cases or cut off 22LR cases for the jackets.

257 three die set

Price: $542.00

 Makes a .257″ flat base bullet that has an open tip 8S (spitzer) ogive.  .205″ core swage, core seat, and point form dies.  Two seating punches for J4 jackets.  Fired 22 WMR and 22 WRF cases can be used for jackets.

264 rebated boattail set

Price: $772.00

264 (6.5 mm) die set.  Makes both flat base and rebated boattail bullets.  6S (spitzer) open tip ogive.  Use J4 or Hines commercial jackets.  A bit odd to have a rebated boattail with a 6S ogive but some folks like it.

308 VLD set

Price: $542.00

Three die set makes a flat base .308″ bullet with a VLD ogive.  Use Sierra or J4 jackets that are 1.150″ long or longer.  The small tip opening will not allow the bullet to expand so it should not be used for hunting.

312 lead bullet set

Price: $245.00

Makes a .312″ lead bullet.  Bleeds off excess lead as the bullet is swaged.  Comes with a flat base and hollow base internal punch.  Three external punches to make a target wadcutter (TWC) bullet, a short flat tip conical bullet, and a flat face punch.  Punches can be interchanged to make flat base TWC bullets, hollow base TWC bullets, conical flat tip bullets with either a hollow base or flat base.  The hollow base internal punch can be used with the flat face external punch to make a “Manstopper” style bullet.  The die with the flat face punches can be used as a core swage for 355 to 358 caliber bullets.

8 mm die set

Price: $565.00

Four die set makes a .329″ bullet for the 8 mm Hungarian-Steyr Carbine.  Includes a 30 caliber jacket expanded die and a .329″ to .323″ bullet resizer to make standard 8 mm bullets.

357 Lead Bullet Set

Price: $196.00

Single die to make a .357″ lead bullet.  Makes a hollow base and a flat base.  Three nose punches make a Target Wadcutter nose, a short round nose for light weight bullets, and a short spitzer ogive.

366 three die set

Price: $542.00

Makes a .366″ bullet (9.3 mm) with a 4S open tip ogive.  Includes a core seat punch for jackets made from fired 223/5.56 cartridge cases.  Also include is a 5.56 case to 366 jacket maker.

Three Die Set 375 Caliber (.375” diameter)

Price: $542.00

Flat Base, open tip bullet with a 4S spitzer ogive. Includes a core seat punch for jackets made from fired 223/5.56 cartridge cases and a core seat punch for copper tubing jackets.

396 PP Set

Price: $386.00

Walnut Hill die set makes a .396″ paper patched bullet that has a 1 1/4E ogive that is about .495″ long.  The ogive is a bit flatter than would be the Government 500 grain 45-70 bullet.  Included is a .394″ core swage and the punches to make both flat base and cup base bullets.  This set is intended for 40 caliber rifles.  Forty caliber rifles run from .403″ up to .412″ groove diameter so check your barrel to see if this bullet would be the right size for your rifle.

442 PP Set

Price: $156.00

Lead Bullet die to make a .442″ bullet to be paper patched for various 45 caliber rifles.  Makes a 1E round nose bullet with both a cup base and a flat base.  The bullet has a small step where the ogive and bearing meet.  Good bullet for ranges up to 500 yards.

452 Lead Bullet die

Price: $156.00

Lead Bullet die to make a .452″ bullet.   Makes a flat base bullet that has a H&G 68 nose.  This is shorter than a Keith style and has the corners rounded to improve feeding in autoloading pistols.  The bullet has a small step where the ogive and bearing meet.

475 three die set

Price: $542.00

Three die set makes a .475″ flat base bullet that has a 1 1/4E round nose ogive.  Makes open tip and flush tip bullets.  Good bullet for the 475 #2 Nitro Express, 475 Ackley Magnum, 475 A&M Magnum, or similar rifles.  Best with mid to heavy weight bullets.  The set was tested using 308 Winchester cases for the jacket but copper tubing jackets can be used.

Copper tubing jacket maker set

Price: $578.00

Copper tubing jacket maker set.  Uses 3/8 type L straight hard tubing.  Tubing measures 1/2″ diameter.  Includes the jacket maker die, jacket forming punches, end flattening punch, stuck jacket removal punch, core seat punch, and a core swage die.  The set makes jacket suitable for  .510″ bullets and a 1/2″ to .500 jacket reducer die is included.  Photo does not have room to show all of the parts to the set.

50 Caliber Set

Price: $542.00

Three die set.    Flat base, truncated conical (TC) .500″ diameter bullet.  Makes hollow point, open tip, and solid lead tips.   Use belted magnum cases for the jacket or type L tubing.    Photo shows the bullets that can be made.  On the left the core was seated outside of the jacket to make a solid lead tip bullet, the middle bullet is a hollow point, and on the right the core was seated inside of the jacket to make a flush tip bullet.  The flush tip has the jacket rolled over the meplat of the bullet to improve feeding in autoloaders.

50 Caliber Set

Price: $542.00

Three die set.    Flat base, round nose, flat tip .500″ diameter bullet.  Makes hollow point, open tip, and solid lead tips.   Use belted magnum cases for the jacket or type L tubing.    Photo shows the bullets that can be made.  On the left the core was seated outside of the jacket to make a solid lead tip bullet, the middle bullet is a hollow point, and on the right the core was seated inside of the jacket to make a flush tip bullet.  The flush tip has the jacket rolled over the meplat of the bullet to improve feeding in autoloaders.