Lee factory crimp dies

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by nite owl, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. nite owl

    nite owl Member

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    I use the lee dies to reload 44 mag and 357 mag. Do any of you use the factory crimp die instead of using the seating die to crimp with ?
     

  2. boomtube

    boomtube Well-Known Member

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    "Do any of you use the factory crimp die instead of using the seating die to crimp with ?"

    Yes. Love 'em.
     

  3. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

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    I use the Lee Factory Crimp Die on rifle loads for the mil-surp rifles I shoot. Most have looooooog throats and I get better accuracy by using the crimp die over non crimped rounds in them.
     
  4. fj40mojo

    fj40mojo Well-Known Member

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    That is the only Lee product I do use. I've got .223 for my AR, .45 ACP, and 9MM. Excellent product for the money.
     
  5. 7 loader

    7 loader Well-Known Member

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    Use one for my 22-250. God I love it. And lee products are great for the money.
     
  6. the4thshake

    the4thshake New Member

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    It works just like it says it does. I use it when loading to magazine length.
     
  7. outofayr

    outofayr Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I use one in 38 spl., 357 mag, 44 mag, 30-30, and 45-70. I'll be adding one for my 9mm rounds next. I've had much better luck with the Lee crimp die, and it seems much less sensitive to trim length, which is nice when loading a couple hundred handgun rounds.

    Brian
     
  8. nite owl

    nite owl Member

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    Thanks fellers, ups delivered me a couple yesterday, one for 44mag and one for 45acp. Looking foward to loading some up for the 44mag later on this afternoon.