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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 6S Set

Price: $542.00

264 (6.5 mm) set to make a flat base open tip bullet that has an 6S spitzer ogive.  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 6S is a good bullet for short to medium distance shooting and lighter weight bullets.

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 Secant Ogive Set

Price: $542.00

264 (6.5 mm) set to make a flat base open tip secant ogive bullet.   Sometimes called a VLD ogive this makes a shorter secant (12-030) ogive that is more suited to rifles that have limited magazine length capacity.   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 12-030 secant ogive is a good bullet for short to medium range target work.  Add the rebated boattail set to improve longer distance performance.

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 12S Set

Price: $772.00

264 (6.5 mm) set to make a rebated boattail (RBT) bullet that has a 12S 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 12S is a  specialized bullet for long range competiton.  It is not recommended for hunting.

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.

448 Paper Patch Set

Price: $386.00

Two die set that makes a cup base lead bullet with a 4S flat tip ogive.   Use with rifles that are not throated or use a thicker paper to make bullets for throated rifles.  A core swage die makes a uniform lead core of the correct weight and bleeds off excess lead.  The bullet is then finished using the point forming die.  Most often two wraps of 25% .0025″ thick cotton paper is used to patch the bullet.  Photo of the bullet made with a 22 Short cartridge for comparison.

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 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.