Re: Crimping .338 LM Rounds
Was the question for me, or 805 sniper?
I prefer to use a bushing die AND a carbide expander for most of my applications. I set up my bushing to bring the OD to the point where the ID is just .002" under bullet diameter, or thereabouts. When done right, you can feel the expander ball pass out through the neck, but just barely. Very, very slight, and just enough to make sure that it's rounded out. Incidentally, I don't crimp rounds intended for semi-autos, wither. Never seen the need to and it generally hurts accuracy, so I don't do it. Tubular magazine fed chamberings, and revolvers are the only ones that get roll crimps or factory crimps, but I'm religious about using Lee's Carbide Factory Crimp dier for ALL of my auto pistol loading. Great die, and performs beautifully. Do that, and gage your ammo and you'll never see another jam again in a pistol.