Re: No Crimping groove !
I load for a lot of different rifles (most I don't own btw) and when I work up loads and find a combination that shoots well in a particular rifle, I always make up a primerless cartridge and put it with the rifle. Thats how I started crimping bottlenecks than I started crimping them all so the bullets don't move. Not a crank down on it crimp, just a light crimp to hug the bullet. I don't seem to effect accuracy at all. It might shorten brass life or require more frequent annealings but I haven't seen that yet either.
You have designated drivers and designated chaperones, I'm the designated reloader for the group. I reload a pile of ammunition every year. We have a couple guys who like to shoot for relaxiation. me, I have other ways to relax.
I sight in a rifle and find the best combo of bullet, brass, primer and powder and don't fool with it, except for hunting and ocassional target practice.
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