Lee swaging dies

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The Lee swage tool kit available from the ammunition reloading professionals at Titan Reloading is used to remove the military crimp from the primer pocket while swaging the primer pocket the brass in an automatic processing press. The swage tool is designed and manufactured to leave a smooth entry radius for new primer.

All parts and components are made from high quality materials and designed specifically for use in the Lee Automatic Processing Press (APP). The APP quickly and easily prepares cases and size cast bullets, as well as an efficient and convenient single station reloading press.


Lee’s Swage Tool Kit for Automatic Process Press

The APP is a valuable piece of machinery for shooting pros and enthusiasts who enjoy the savings and self-satisfaction of making their own ammunition. The ability to easily primer pocket swage is just one of the many highlights and features of this versatile press. Being able to mount die to both the top and the bottom of the press is a revolutionary design that opens up its uses to additional applications such as:

  • Bulge bust
  • Deprime
  • Primer pocket swage
  • Size cast bullets

Lee Swage Tool Offers Convenience, Versatility

Now you can swage primer pockets just as fast as you can operate the press lever. The swage tool allows you to quickly remove crimps on the case primer pockets without having to cut them, saving time on cleaning up leftover trimmings and other debris.

The Lee APP Primer Pocket Swage Kit includes:

  • 22 & 30 caliper decap and flare die
  • Swage push die
  • Swage holder
  • 22 cal. and 30 caliper push rod
  • Small swage punch and large punch
  • Shell holder adapter

The process of primer pocket swaging is a quick and effective method for all range brass. Lee’s swage took kit is ideal for priming issues and is widely used for surplus military and law enforcement brass as an affordable source for large volumes of cases.

Cases that most frequently see primer pocket crimps include:

  • 45 ACP
  • 223 (5.56mm)
  • 30-06
  • 308 (7.62×51)
  • 9mm Luger
  • Special law enforcement 40 S&W

A hardened steel swage punch is extracted automatically from the primer pocket by five powerful 400-pound force disc springs. Breech lock die body quickly installs with no additional adjustment required.  An X-PRESS shell holder that is sold separately will help to speed cases through the swaging process.

Contact Titan Reloading Today

Whether you are veteran shooter with years of experience reloading or a beginner looking to save some money on your new hobby and get invested in the process, Titan Reloading is a one-stop shop for all materials and equipment needed for reloading supplies. A comprehensive online catalog includes the Lee Swage tool kit and everything else you need to get started or restock supplies.

For further information or to peruse and shop from our online store please visit www.TitanReloading.com or contact Titan Reloading with any questions about any of our products at 262.397.8819.

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Just a couple of weeks ago, I bought 500 cases at the gunshow that were mixed headstamp.  Once I got home, I realized that a bunch of them needed the crimp removed.

Now, I'm not one to automatically go for the most expensive solution to a problem (just so I can say I did) so I ran down to Sportsmans and got the RCBS swager combo.

After reading about it quite a bit and then looking at it for a minute or two, I figured out how to use it on the Lee Breechlock and figured out what alot of people are doing to bend so many rods.


Adjust the rod in the middle of the die so it is about even with the bottom of the die and clamp that nut down pretty good.
Put the little swager nubbin thingie in the ram and raise it all the way up.
Screw the die down till it just kisses the shell holder.
Lower the ram all the way down.
Screw the die in (down) a full 5 or 6 more turns and lock it in place.
Raise the ram as far as it will go.  Your press should get no where near to where the camming action kicks in.
Lower the ram again and insert a casing that needs the crimp removed up into the dieand raise the ram carefully so the
little swager nubbin thingie is centered in the primer pocket.

Carefully, slowly and pretty gently, press down on the handle till the shell is trapped between the rod in the die and the little swager nubbin thingie.
As you press the little nubbin thingie up into the primer pocket, you'll feel it go in as it opens the pocket and then stop.  You should stop pressing at this point.

I can't emphasize this part enough.  There is no need to kill the swager!  The crimp is really only at the mouth of the primper pocket and once the little nubbin thingie goes in past that part,
all the swaging you're gonna do is already done and continuing to press on the handle is only going to bend the rod.

To get the casing off the little swager nubbin thingie, just wiggle it a little bit while pulling upward.  If wiggling the case while pulling upward causes consternation beyond toleration, you can take
both the primer arms you got with the press and stack them near the ram shaft, opposite the spent primer collection cup.  Together, they are just the right height that you can use the little cup deal on the
downstroke to pop the casing off the little swager nubbin thingie.

Hope this helps.
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Thread: Lee size die to swaging die conversion

i'v done this, you can use a 5.7x28 p90 sizing die.. its shoulder size is .311, then use a .308 bullet sizing die to bring the final down to .308.

i've found that lee dies have a taper thread for the decapping assembly, i drilled and tapped my die with a 1/2x20 tap, then take a bolt the same size, and do a center drill, this gives you a way to mount an ejection punch in the top.
you'll end up with a swage die that creates a bullet with little to no ogive. the trick to giving a longer ogive is to add a stopping mechinism to the ejection punch, then create a reamer to ream the die cavity and punch together for the ogive you want. i used several step drills, and a hand made reamer from hardened drill rod. the hand made reamers are only good for one or two dies, and they break and wear out easily.. but who cares, your only making 1 swage die anyways.

the next trick is to make a way to modify the 5.7x28 brass to be used as jacket material. the ejection rim is smaller than .308 so no problems swaging it into a jacketed 308 projectile. you just need to find an easy way to trim the brass to the length desired.

next you'll have to make a core mold and core seating die.. this is pretty easy, you can use the swage die as a core seating die, just make a ejection punch for it, that is flat based and a bottom punch to fit inside of the case. swage it upside down with a little bit of force to seat the lead.

the trick to converting reloading dies, into swage dies, is to find a caliber that has a shoulder diameter near the size your attempting to create. if your target reloading die is smaller than the desired projectile size, then you can lap it out.. if its larger, then as long as its within a couple of thousands, then you can easily size the final down to desired size.

lee dies are a great source for cheap die bodies, because they are only $15 each, and you can buy just the die bodies. make sure to buy 2 or 3 of them, in case you screw up.

if you have problems center drilling a bolt, you can use the lee decapping assembly nut, just drill that out to the size you need for a ejection punch. the bottom punch can always be made with a hand drill and some file time.


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