Originally Posted by LordScythe
Hey everyone I need to ask you all a question about crimping your rounds. I tried to crimp one of my rounds to see how it would work out cause I am new to reloading and when I did it I think I might have overdone it though I followed the instructions and it turned out like this. Do yall think it would be safe to still shoot this round or disassemble it and try to re-do it after adjusting my die.
Crimping is optional on smaller calibers but it is recomended for the big bores (.400 + dia)
because it keeps the bullet in place even if it is not a tubular magazine. It is a standard
practice on bolt action and double rifles with heavy recoil.
On some smaller cartriges with lots of slow burning powder I have seen SDs actually go
down after crimping because of better initial powder ignition.
Obviously you over crimped and need to start over setting up your crimping die to just barely
crimp. Note : All of the brass needs to be trimmed to the same length before you can accuratly
Most light small caliber bullets don't need to be crimped and may not even have a cannelure
because neck to bullet tension if enough to hold the bullets secure.
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