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Do you crimp 338 Lapua or 338 RUM?

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Unread 09-13-2010, 10:30 PM
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Do you crimp 338 Lapua or 338 RUM?

I just started to reload 338 Lapua. Having good sucess but am wondering if I should slightly crimp my loads so they hold their COL when in the magazine. My rifle has a break and doesn't kick bad at all, in fact it's less than my 30-06 without a break.

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    Unread 09-13-2010, 10:37 PM
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    Re: Do you crimp 338 Lapua or 338 RUM?

    I wouldn't bother. You really shouldn't crimp any bullet that doesn't have a crimp groove. Sometimes doing so can ruin the arodinamics of the bullet. I almost never crimp anymore. Unless you are going to compete in a sniper comp or a tactical match and your going to be jumping out of a plane ect.,its not worth it.
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    Re: Do you crimp 338 Lapua or 338 RUM?

    I never have either. Thanks for the advice.
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    Unread 09-14-2010, 09:30 AM
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    Re: Do you crimp 338 Lapua or 338 RUM?

    Been shooting that round for 20 years and have never crimped one yet.
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    Unread 09-14-2010, 09:57 PM
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    Re: Do you crimp 338 Lapua or 338 RUM?

    Same here, I do not crimp my 338 RUM.

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    Re: Do you crimp 338 Lapua or 338 RUM?

    Thanks guys!
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    AR10 for mule deer
    6.5-06 M700 for mule deer
    338 Lapua Mag M700 for elk
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