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    Reloading military/crimped 223 brass??

    OK gang, I got some Olin M855 Brass that has those crimped in type primers.

    Being ignorant on this operation, which tool do you Prefer?? I have a rockchucker press & not not sure if a hand tool or a gadget that goes into the shell holder that is easiest to use.

    I assume you deprime/full length, then take care of the primer??

    Any tips would be appreciated.

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    Paul,


    RCBS part# 9495 Primer Pocket Swager Combo

    This unit works well. Some folks like to ream the crimp out, this takes too much material away. The instructions are quite simple as well.

    Be careful setting the die up, in a heavy duty press like the Rockchucker, can bend the heck out of the internal rod. Don't ask how I know

    Have fun!

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    Thanks Tony,

    Never have tackled the crimped primer deal but have a connection from a leo buddy to get brass & figured I might as well do a little at a time.

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    This works very well and is a separate toll so does not need to be attached to a press.

    Don

    http://www.dillonprecision.com/#/con...uper_Swage_600

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    I've tried both the RCBS crimp ironing tool and the little Lyman hand tool, but prefer using an inside neck chamfering tool. Two or three turns will remove the crimp and bevel the edge of the pocket for easier primer seating. Works for me, but it can get to be work if a lot of them need to be done. Too cheap to buy Dillon's tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner223 View Post
    This works very well and is a separate toll so does not need to be attached to a press.

    Don

    http://www.dillonprecision.com/#/con...uper_Swage_600
    I have one of these Dillions for many years, haven't used it for many years as I use the built in one on my progressive Dillon presses. It as the best of all the crimp removers I have ever had that was not built into the machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner223 View Post
    This works very well and is a separate toll so does not need to be attached to a press.

    Don

    http://www.dillonprecision.com/#/con...uper_Swage_600
    Got it. Works great.

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    depends...

    It may depend on how many you are doing and what you use them in. I'm convinced the Dillon is top notch, however if you are only doing a few hundred per year like I do to replenish my supply, you might consider a simple reamer. Like this one: http://www.denverdiscountmart.com/RE...IES/20010.html I've used one for years and get along quite well with it using federal primers and bolt action rifles. Keep the cutting to the minimum and do it by hand, no power tool. If you are loading for an autoloader you would be well advised to go with the Dillon and preserve as much of the pocket as posible.

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    +1 for the Hornady for small runs. No setup time, no fussy processes.

    As well, Aussie military brass has 360 degree crimping & all the iron out devices have to work real hard to match the Hornady.

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    John

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