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You got me going on the 24 gauge wire. It wouldn't take much to make up the swagging system on a progressive press. Well, I don't think so......I don't think that swaging is needed for plinking. 24 gauge solid wire is just 0.003 inch under the .204 caliber spec. That is soft and could be cut with nail clippers or wire cutters.
A person could easily cut 1,000 of them from $10 of wire, and sort by weight while watching Netflix.
I understand the desire for avoiding a new, custom made action to run a low cost, .22LR replacement. I can buy a lot of .270 win hand loads before getting payback vs. buying any small caliber and doing an ROI calculation.
That is one reason I try to only buy guns that are "substantially" different, that and budget challenges of course.
Biggest thing is that with such a small bullet, not much force is needed.
Just one pull to swag and one push to eject. The lower "die" portion would ride in the shell plate so that when the die is over the primer installer the push will eject the bullet.
Brain fodder for making things.