Does anyone here bullet swage?
Does anyone here make bullets by swaging rather than casting? I've been casting for more than a decade and what to try something more advanced. I have a set of C-H 357 swaging dies that I can use for making .357 mag hollow points. The big stumbling block for me is the cost of brass jackets. Corbin's website "www.corbins.com suggests that you can make jackets for some fired brass. Fired 30 carbine brass mikes out at about .355 thousands, so I think those might make dandy .357 jackets. What I had in mind was to cut the 30C cases down to the right length, then dip the shortened cases into a pot of hot molten lead. The hot lead would both anneal and fill the case with lead at the same time. After the bullet blanks cool and solidify, I'd run them through the bullet forming die and out would drop a finished hollowpoint. After adding a cannelure I'd have a perfect 357mag bullet. Has anyone here done this? I'd also give .44mag a try. A 40S&W case filled with lead weighs 285grains, and might make a great hunting bullet.