Corbin produces not only tools to manufacture 0.510 bullets for the 50 BMG, but also provides certain tools for reloading operations. The -H type presses all handle both bullet making and reloading. (The -S Press does not have sufficient
stroke to handle either 50 BMG swaging or reloading.)
Bullet Jackets can be purchased, or made from either 1/2-inch copper tubing or from 0.093 x 1.4 copper strip. The tubing jacket maker, CTJM-1-H, can be found under "Jacket Makers". The strip jacket maker, JMK-1-H, is also found under "Jacket Makers". Because of the thickness of the strip, the Hydro Press (CHP-1) is required to punch and draw strip for
50 BMG jackets. The JMK-2-H autofeed jacket maker cannot uncoil this heavy metal strip from a spool, but it can feed straight lengths several feet long. The CSP-2 Mega Mite press can make tubing jackets if you use the long handle option and the quick change punch holder.
The FPH-QC-H quick change punch holder is also needed for quicker operation in some swaging steps. Whenever the length of the bullet jacket is such that it won't fit between the punch and the die with the ram down, the QC punch holder lets you slip the top punch out quickly, drop the jacket into the die, and slip the punch back to swage. This avoids having
to move the punch holder up and down for each stroke, to create loading space.
The proper diameter of lead wire for 50 BMG is usually 0.390, although a thin jacket may allow a .430 diameter wire. Of course, this fits into the core swage die and is
increased in diameter at the same time as the weight is adjusted. The core swage die is what determines the maximum lead wire size.