Originally Posted by Hired Gun
Do you all crimp your hunting loads? No.
I only crimp revolver loads.
for most jacketed
An exception is a particularly hard kicking load for one of my .300 Winchester Magnums because this cartridge has such a short neck.
for lead bullets.
when using jacketed
bullets in straight cased calibers like most revolver calibers because they are "all neck" & depending on the bullet should have enough grip surface between the bullet shank and the inside wall of the case to hold the bullet in place and keep it from slipping.
I usually always crimp lead bullets in place, especially in revolvers.
If I don't need to crimp I don't cause crimping, especially roll crimping, shortens case life.