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.223 to short???

 
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:21 PM
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Thanks guys.

Not sure what it would hurt, Idono. I think it may effect accuracy but not sure what or if it would hurt anything.

Yes I am putting a factory crimp on the rounds.

I remember a guy, with little or no carpentry exp, trying to nail down a deck on his house. He actually measured where he placed each nail. I know they should be close but measuring is a bit much. In his defense he was learning and because of this he went a bit overboard trying to get it right. In that respect I am at that point in reloading. I am still learning and want to get it right and understand. If he got a nail slightly out of measurement it really wasn't a big deal. If I do the same thing, unknowingly, people could get hurt.
Ok, Is it a factory crimp like a LEE Factory Crimp Die.... or, are you just using the roll crimp from your die set? Crimping with the Lee is far better in most any rifle, specially in the self-loaders in my experience. Just asking since you said you were just starting up in the hand loading game.

I don't think anyone here would fault you for asking a question concerning safety.. it's all cool.

good luck

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Re: .223 to short???

Yes it's the Lee factory crimp die. I've been loading for pistol for a while but reasonable new to rifle, which as you know is a bit different. Funny no matter how much I read I always run into questions I can't find an answer. Steep learning curve.
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Yes it's the Lee factory crimp die. I've been loading for pistol for a while but reasonable new to rifle, which as you know is a bit different. Funny no matter how much I read I always run into questions I can't find an answer. Steep learning curve.
Keep the questions coming, lot of smart guys on this site that are more than happy too help you.
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If it works go with it.
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Re: .223 to short???

Well it came down to mag length. I just loaded them to just under magazine length and shot em. They worked well and were accurate. I don't need to fine tune to the point I have to load each round by hand. Just punchin paper and when I get lucky enough, prairie dogs.
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