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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.

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.

Three Die Set 9.3 mm (.366” diameter)

Price: $542.00

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

243 Three Die Set

Price: $542.00

6 mm (243) flat base, open tip bullet with an 8S ogive.  Core swage, core seat, and point form die.   Core seat punches for J4 jackets and for jackets made from 22 WMR & 22 WRF fired cases.  The bullet has a small meplat suitable for target work but not recommended for hunting.

Three Die Set 257 caliber

Price: $542.00

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

Three Die Set 357 caliber

Price: $542.00

Makes a flat base .357″ pistol bullet with a round nose, flat tip ogive.  Includes the core swage, core seat, and point form dies.  Core seat punches are included to make a 6 point bullet, a hollow point, a soft point, and open tip bullets.  The 6 point, hollow point, and soft point seating punches can be used with any bullet jacket.  The open tip punch seats the core down inside of a jacket made from a 9 mm cartridge case.  The hollow point will have a round cavity, not the hexagon cavity in the photo.

357 Lead Bullet Set

Price: $156.00

Walnut Hill die set that makes a 357 lead bullet with a flat base and a hollow base.   A Keith type nose punch and a target wadcutter (TWC) punch are included.

358 Lead Bullet Die

Price: $156.00

Walnut Hill die set makes a 358 lead bullet with a flat base.  Includes three nose forming punches that are a round nose, spitzer flat tip, and a spitzer hollow point.  The spitzer ogives or nose shapes are suitable for most handguns.

358 Rifle Set

Price: $542.00

Walnut Hill die set makes a 358 bullet that has a flat base and a 2.5S spitzer, flat tip.  Includes the core swage, core seat, and point form dies.  Punches are included to make open tip, hollow point, and solid lead tip bullets.  The set was tested using jackets made from fired 5.56/223 Remington cases.  Commercial jackets or copper tubing jackets can be used but would require a different open tip core seating punch.

50 Caliber Set

Price: $542.00

Three die set that makes a .501″ diameter bullet.  Flat base, open tip with a secant ogive for use in high powered handguns or rifles.  Soft point bullets can also be made.  Use fired belted magnum cases for the jackets, type M copper tubing, or commercial jackets.  Use type L tubing if a thicker jacket is wanted for higher velocity loads.  Bullets in the photo are 450 grain made using belted cases for the jackets.

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.

8 mm Swage Set

Price: $565.00

Four die set.    Makes an 8 mm bullet for the Hungarian-Steyr straight pull carbine.  Note the bullet is .329″ diameter, not the more common .323″.  Flat base, open tip bullet with an 8S spitzer ogive.   Use 30 caliber jackets.  A 1.200″ long 30 jacket makes about a 190 grain bullet.    Use a reducer die to resize the bullets to .323″ for the 8 x 57mm and similar cartridges.  Bullet reducer dies are listed on the “Accessory Dies” page.