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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.

Complete die sets are usually listed.  However individual dies may be ordered instead of a complete set or in addition to a set.

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.

Individual dies and other die sets.

Individual point forming or other dies are available.  Most often in 6.5 mm caliber a rebated boattail die set is listed in the catalog.  Three die sets to make flat base bullets or four die sets to make flat base soft point bullets are available as are special dies like dual diameter (bore rider) dies.  Don’t see what you want?  Just ask as it may be available but not listed.

264 Jacket Draw Sets

Price: Price varies

30 to 264 jacket draw only and jacket draw & trim sets are under the catalog listing of Accessory Dies.  Often a 30 caliber jacket can be redrawn and used without trimming.  If the jacket length is critical to the bullet weight a draw & trim set will be needed.

264 8S Set

Price: $772.00

264 (6.5 mm) set to make a rebated boattail (RBT) bullet that has an 8S spitzer ogive.   The set makes both flat base and rebated boattail base bullets.  Included in the set is a .210″ core swage, core seat, boattail 1 die, point form die, and punches for the RBT base.  Two core seating punches sized to fit 30 caliber J4 jackets redrawn to 264 caliber are supplied.   The 8S is a good bullet for most competition shooting.

264 10S Set

Price: $772.00

264 (6.5 mm) set to make a rebated boattail (RBT) bullet that has a 10S spitzer ogive.   The set makes both flat base and rebated boattail base bullets.  Included in the set is a .210″ core swage, core seat, boattail 1 die, point form die, and punches for the RBT base.  Two core seating punches sized to fit 30 caliber J4 jackets redrawn to 264 caliber are supplied.   The 10S is a good bullet for longer distance competition shooting.

264 VLD Set

Price: $772.00

264 (6.5 mm) set to make a rebated boattail (RBT) bullet that a VLD type ogive (14-020 ogive).   VLD bullets simply are longer secant ogives.  The set makes both flat base and rebated boattail base bullets.  Included in the set is a .210″ core swage, core seat, boattail 1 die, point form die, and punches for the RBT base.  Two core seating punches sized to fit 30 caliber J4 jackets redrawn to 264 caliber are supplied.   The VLD is a  specialized bullet for long range competiton and is not recommended for hunting.  It could be used in AR rifles but might need to be seated more deeply in the cartridge case.

264 LRN Set

Price: $542.00

264 (6.5 mm) set to makes a flat base, open tip bullet that has a Long Round Nose (LRN) ogive.  This is similar to the Kynoch round nose bullets used for African cartridges.    Included in the set is a .210″ core swage, core seat, and the point form die.  Two core seating punches sized to fit 30 caliber J4 jackets redrawn to 264 caliber are supplied.   The LRN bullet would be useful for the 6.5 Jap or the 6.5 Carcano rifles or anytime that a longer round nose bullet is needed.

264 Rebated Boattail Set

Price: $312.00

264 (6.5 mm) set to make a rebated boattail (RBT) bullet.   The set does not make a finished bullet and is used with a flat base bullet swage set so that both flat base and RBT bullets can be made.  The flat base bullet set and the RBT add-on set are both required to make RBT bullets.

308 LRN Set

Price: $542.00

Three die set.  Makes a .308″ flat base, open tip bullet that has a long round nose ogive.   Includes the core swage, core seat, and point form dies.  Two core seat punches.  Use commercial drawn jackets.  Use 1.15″ long jackets or longer.  Copper tubing jackets can be used but a different core swage die and seating punches would be needed.   The bullet has a long tapering ogive making it suitable for use in bolt actions, single shots, or double rifles.  The bullet would be a good short to medium range hunting bullet.  Adding a lead tip die to make soft point bullets would aid in expansion on game.

475 Handgun Set

Price: $542.00

Three die set.  Makes a .475″ flat base bullet with a 14 degree truncated conical (TC) ogive.   Includes the core swage, core seat, and point form dies.   The set makes a hollow point, a solid lead tip, and an open tip bullet.  A bonus punch makes a hollow point, TC half or three quarter jacketed bullet using the core seat die and the semi-wadcutter (SWC) punch.  The set was made to use fired 45 ACP cases for the jackets.   The photo of the bullets shows a 400 gr. solid soft point, a 357 gr. hollow point, a 300 gr. open tip bullet all made using full length ACP cases.  The SWC bullet is 345 grs. and has the ACP case/jacket cut down to 9/16″ length.   Copper tubing or commercial jackets can be used.

475 Handgun Set

Price: $542.00

Three die set.  Makes a .475″ flat base bullet with a round nose ogive called a 3/4E ogive.     Includes the core swage, core seat, and point form dies.   Bullets made are an open tip, hollow point, flush tip, and a solid lead tip.   A bonus punch makes a round nose bullet on the right in the photo that can be half or three quarter jacketed using the core seat die and the semi-wadcutter (SWC) punch.  The set was made to use fired 45 ACP cases for the jackets.     The round nose SWC bullet was made using a case that has been shortened to 9/16″.  Copper tubing or commercial jackets can be used.  The set is intended for handgun bullets but the bullets made can also be used with most rifle cartridges.

 

475 Rifle Set

Price: $542.00

Three die set.  Makes a .475″ flat base bullet with a 1 1/4E round nose ogive.  The set includes a .390″ core swage, core seat, and point form dies.  A solid lead soft point, open tip, or flush tip (core is flush to the jacket mouth) can be made.  Seating punches are included to use with fired 308 Winchester cases.  Copper tubing jackets can also be used but will require different seating punches.  Good bullet for calibers like the 475 #2 Nitro Express , the 475 A&M Magnum, the 475 Weatherby Magnum, or similar rifles.

The photo is of a soft point bullet made using a 308  Winchester cartridge case.