Cartridge to Jacket Converter Die
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Catalog No.: C2J-1-H
Shipping Weight: 2.00 pounds
The Cartridge to Jacket die converts fired centerfire
pistols cases, such as the 9mm, into short and medium
length rifle jackets as small in caliber as .308.
Other conversions which can be ordered are:
The cartridge case must be deprimed and annealed (heated
to a faint red glow), then allowed to cool. It is then
pushed through the draw die.
- 45 ACP to .429, .423, .416, .412, .410, .400, or .375
- 40 S&W to .375, .358, .351, .348 or .338
- 380 ACP to .338, .312, .311, or .308
- 32 ACP to .310, .308, .284, .277, .257 or .264
We've noted that with some cases, the thick head section expands a little after core seating so that the seated core/jacket tend to stick in the point form die. To eliminate this problem, if it should occur, loosen the set screw on the drawing punch, pull out the punch and reverse it, secure the set srew again, and push the seated core and jacket through the jacket draw die again. Now the size will be smaller and the jacket won't stick when you form the nose (ogive).
The "default" size is 9mm to .308. If you don't enter any
other information, this is what you will get.
If you select a combination of starting cartridge size
and ending jacket size that will not work, it will be
necessary to cancel or add to the order. Additional
JRD-1-H draw dies may be needed to reduce the case further
than the limits imposed by a single draw. The above list
gives you an idea of what is possible. If you order a
combination such as .45 ACP to .224, the order will be
invalid. This is too far to reduce the case. If you order
a combination such as .40 S&W to .308, it may be possible
but would require an additional drawing die, listed
separately, at additional cost.
If a certain combination is not practical, you will be
contacted shortly after you order it, and asked if you
want to add other draw dies or cancel the order. You
will not be charged for or sent any combination that
does not work. Some combinations may not have been tested
yet, but if this is the case, and they turn out to be
impractical without further tooling, we will assume the
cost of discovering this and will let you know as soon
as we do if it doesn't work. Some combinations may work
with less effort or produce nicer looking jackets than
Be aware that none of the jackets produced are considered
commercial benchrest quality. They are a reasonably good
jacket, and a low cost way to use worn-out, Berdan primed or surplus
cartridge cases for nearly free bullet jackets, but they
are NOT in the same class as a commercially drawn jacket.
They work, as far as making a shootable bullet that is
good enough for most hunting or informal target shooting,
defense or "survival" bullet making. They do not harm
barrels with normal safe loading any more than a factory
bullet would. Their accuracy is usually acceptable
for the intended purpose, but not in the league of bullets
made with Corbin benchrest jackets. On the other hand, with enough fired
cases to pick up at the local range, you could have a
lifetime of fun shooting at little or no bullet cost.
RF Jacket Maker, -H, 224
RF Case Jacketmaker, 243, type -H