F&FB Swage Backup/Case Mouth Expanding Rod - "E" .45 ACP/LC
Our Swage Rod Backer/Case Mouth Expander is made from D-2 tool steel, then through hardened, not case hardened, to Rockwell 58-60C for maximum life.
Expands case mouth to ~0.455"
Bullets tested below sit squarely, and have a "suction pop" sound when pulled out by hand.
Also functions as swage backing rod for .45 ACP length cases.
Tested with 9mm (0.452") projectiles from:
Bayou Bullets (Donnie Miculek, brother of Jerry)
Required but not included:
Dillon Swage Backup Die Body p/n 12184
Dillon 9/16x18 Lock nut p/n 13483