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I suppose this is the right section to put this in.

Does anyone here have any experience in making your own jacketed bullets. I happen to come across C&H tooling and Corbin tools. And they sell dies and what not to make them to whatever specs you ask for. Though, I'd probably start with a design they already have. If I do this at all. But the thought of making my own jacketed bullets seems quite intriquing to me. The idea of making a reload with my own jacketed bullets for a high velocity rifle and getting a sub-MOA group or getting a deer seems like it would be rather rewarding and self-satifying.

It seems expensive, but I wonder if it's something that's worth trying out in the future.
 

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Hmm. Not really casting, but not simply reloading, either. I'm guessing this is going to be about equipment and technique, so I'll move it to the equipment forum and leave the link behind here.

Swaging is not something I've tried myself. When I've looked at Corbin's gear before, the price of admission has seemed high, but if you can recover that cost in savings, that's OK. For that reason, with metals being high, I'd look carefully at what the raw materials cost before I jumped in? Make sure you actually can recover the cost in a reasonable time frame? Certainly a lot of independent bullet swaging businesses exist to cater to the benchrest market, so it has been doable in the past. Some, like Berger, have gotten fairly large.
 

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How coincidental, I just discovered bullet swaging myself only yesterday. The initial cost of the equipment is indeed formidable. For me, it wouldn't really be about saving money, but about making bullets that I cannot currently buy. Unfortunately, there didn't seem to be ready-made dies available for what I was looking for. In the quantities I am interested in, it would probably be better for me to work with an existing custom bullet maker.
 

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Is it doable? Can it be fun? Yes. Is it expensive and easy to screw up? Yes.

Is it practical? Not many think so. That's why it's so rare for reloaders to do so.
 
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