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do you crimp?

 
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Old 03-25-2006, 05:46 PM
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do you crimp?

Do you all crimp your hunting loads?

I've loaded some nice accurate stuff, put one-at-a-time in the chamber at the range, but I'm wondering if I aught to crimp for hunting for recoil in the magazine.

Also, I try to load only for Barnes. Should these be crimped if not seated on a crimp ring?
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Old 03-25-2006, 06:32 PM
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Re: do you crimp?

I never crimp anything and only size about 3/4 of the neck.

Have had no problems.....
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Old 03-25-2006, 06:38 PM
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Re: do you crimp?

I never crimp anything, just one more variable in the equation. I try for .002-.004 neck tension on my reloads and that seems to work for everything from my .243 to a 300 WM.
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Old 03-25-2006, 07:34 PM
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Re: do you crimp?

I agree with winmagman

.002-.004 tension for a bolt rifle.

Crimping is very devastating on accuracy.
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Old 03-26-2006, 02:15 AM
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Re: do you crimp?

ISS, I don't "crimp", but I have used the Lee Factory crimping die. The die squeezes the neck tight on the bullet with a collet instead of rolling a crimp like most factory dies. I've done some tests and the SD is better with the Lee Factory crimp die. It is very necessary to crimp rounds used in a tubular magazine like the 45/70 and 450 Marlin. Not exactly LR rounds, but you can firmly crimp and it is the only way recommended by Hawk Bullets.
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Old 03-27-2006, 01:40 PM
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Re: do you crimp?

I crimp my 44 Mag on the crimp groove. Haven't tried it with rifle as I heard tell it wasn't needed.

But then I am just starting out as a handloader after 20 years as a reloader. Until I joined this site, I had no idea as to the level frustration I had left out of my life. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 03-27-2006, 07:20 PM
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Re: do you crimp?

Do you all crimp your hunting loads? No.

I only crimp revolver loads.
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