The Pro-Swage Kit includes everything you need to swage lead or jacketed SWC style bullets for a given caliber. Supplies, lead wire, lubricant, core cutter, and bullet swage die with punches are included along with instructions. (Click here for prices)
All you need is your standard, single-station reloading press such as an RCBS Rockchucker, Pacific Multi-Power, or other sturdy slotted ram, 7/8-14 thread press. Start saving money right away by making your own precision swaged bullets. You have Corbin available for support and information whenever you need it. Note: if you wish to make three or more calibers, you should consider a Corbin Swage Press and LSWC-1 dies to fit it, because you may save money by going this way even though a press would be required. The cost of LSWC-1 type dies is less than the Pro-Swage style, since many of the Pro-Swage functions are built into Corbin presses, reducing the complexity and cost of the dies which are made to fit them. The price of the press is usually saved by buying three or more calibers in the LSWC-1 style instead of Pro-Swage dies. If you need two or less calibers, then using Pro-Swage with your existing reloading press will prove more economical than purchasing the faster Corbin Swage Press and dies.
You can make 3/4-jacketed SWC style bullets in any of the PRO-SWAGE dies. Order the jacket diameter and length you want, and insert lead wire that is small enough to fit inside the jacket. This may be a smaller diameter than is recommended for lead bullets. For instance, a .452 jacketed pistol bullet may require a .390 lead wire, but a .452 lead bullet could use a .430 size wire. To determine the wire size for a given caliber and length for a given weight, click here
Please specify the actual diameter of bullet you desire, not the caliber of the gun, because the diameter may be different depending on whether or not you want paper patched bullets. For instance, a "45" caliber swage could be .458 for a lubed bullet, a .448 for a paper patched bullet, or a .452 for a 3/4-jacketed handgun 45 bullet. We need to know the actual bullet diameter, not the final size after paper patching, since that can vary with the thickness of the paper that you choose.
To put lube grooves on the lead bullet, get the Corbin HCT-2 knurling tool (diamond pattern), or the HCT-3 grooving tool (two grooves applied at a time). Either tool can handle from .17 to .720 caliber in two ranges (.172 to 458 and .375 to .720), by changing the position of a pivot pin.
Corbin Dip Lube forms a thin hard wax film on the surface of the bullet, and works well with the diamond knurl pattern or the dual groove design. Corbin Moly Spray Lube applys an instant-drying film of brown-colored surface lubricant which can be used in addition to a conventional grease lube (with lube grooves) for blackpowder, or by itself for smokeless powder. Dry surface lubes do little or nothing to soften blackpowder fouling, and are for use with smokeless loads. Grease wads and "nitro" wads can be made quickly using a special Corbin Disk Cutter tool, which can turn ordinary felt upholstry padding into soft wads, or hard cardboard sheet into nitro wads. This is the DCD-1-S, DCD-1-H, or DCD-1-R (depending on whether it is used in the S-Press, Corbin Hydro or Mega Mite press, or a standard Reloading press).
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