Swaging question

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  1. JMiller

    JMiller

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    I bought the Dillon 600 super swager. I am wondering if it is possible to over swage the primer pocket with this tool. I have had a few primers fall out of the pocket about 5 of the 1500 or so I did. I also noticed when seating the primers they felt easier to seat than the pistol primers I have used. I have been using Rem 7.5 primers in 223 cases. The cases that the primers fell out of were all different head stamps also.
     
  2. Jumper

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    Never used one but often considered getting one. From what I've read the differences between brands of cases causes unequal swaging. You adjust it to work perfectly for one brand and it works fine but for another brand it will be too much or too little. You could sort your cases by headstamp and adjust your swaging tool accordingly. My $.02.
     

  3. D. Manley

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    Absolutey...and, it's probably the #1 mistake new users make with it. The camming action has tremendous leverage and all that's normally required is the slightest amount of pressure in the last part of the stroke. Read the instructions carefully...start with a minimal swage and if need be, increase it.
     
  4. PCJim

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    Manley already answered this one correctly. Before running a couple hundred cases thru your Super Swager, swage five or ten and try priming them with a hand primer. You'll soon get a feel for just how much swaging the cases will need.