Re: Hart's "case saver"primer pocket swager
I bought mine to salvage a bunch of 223 brass. 223 brass is always loosening the primer pockets. It does work, but it is a lot of work to save a 6 cent case. I use a light brass hammer and get inconsistent results. Sometimes I get the blasted pocket too tight, and a primer won't fit in again. Sometimes I don't get enough swage, and the primers only slightly better than it was originally. Now I find I've slightly mushroomed the post the case fits on, making 223 cases a bit of a challenge to slide on. I would have expected the post to be hardened, but that's not the case. I'll remove the mushroom from the post, and go to a lighter (yet) hammer, probably a plastic or leather one. By the way, be prepared for Harts to charge you Sales Tax on your mail order, even though the transaction doesn't take place in their state. They won't back down, and why should they? It's an extra 8% or so in their pockets for every sale. I work in mail order too, and know how sales tax works.