Do you crimp 338 Lapua or 338 RUM?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by jlamb, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. jlamb

    jlamb Well-Known Member

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    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.

    Thanks!
     
  2. oldreliable45120

    oldreliable45120 Active Member

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    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.
     

  3. jlamb

    jlamb Well-Known Member

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    I never have either. Thanks for the advice.
     
  4. Boss Hoss

    Boss Hoss Well-Known Member

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    Been shooting that round for 20 years and have never crimped one yet.
     
  5. JD338

    JD338 Well-Known Member

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    Same here, I do not crimp my 338 RUM.

    JD338
     
  6. jlamb

    jlamb Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys!