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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.

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 Flat Tip Set

Price: $542.00

Three die set.  Makes a .308″ flat base bullet with a 6S flat tip.  Includes the core swage, core seat, and point form dies.  Two core seat punches.  Use commercial drawn jackets.   Copper tubing jackets can be used but a different core swage die and seating punches would be needed.  This set makes an open tip bullet, a bullet with the lead flush to the jacket mouth, and a flat tip soft point.  Similar to common 30-30 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.

308 8S Set

Price: $542.00

Three die set.  Makes a .308″ flat base bullet that has an 8S spitzer ogive.   Includes the core swage, core seat, and point form dies.  Two core seat punches.  Use commercial drawn jackets.  Use 1.0″ long jackets or longer.  Copper tubing jackets can be used but a different core swage die and seating punches would be needed.   The 8S ogive is good for shooting at most distances and can be used in most rifles.

308 RMR Set

Price: $542.00

Three die set.  Makes a .308″ flat base bullet.  The bullet was developed by the Russians in the early 1930s and was tried by US Ordnance about 1935.   With war coming the Ordnance Dept. stopped work on the RMR bullet and went with a spitzer ogive.  The RMR is a dual ogive or hybrid bullet that has a 14S spitzer ogive that transitions into an 11 degree spire point.  I make two versions of this bullet and this one is the longer one.    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.  This would be a good long range target bullet but with the long, flatter ogive seating the bullet further out of the cartridge case than normal might be necessary to have good accuracy.  Combine this set with the rebated boattail add-on set for even better long range performance.

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.