Reloading die

hammer111

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He's another question I have. In my 7mm08 reloading kit there is a crimping die. Does anyone use this die . The bullet seems pretty well seated. I'd imagine if you don't need to crimp , that velocities would be higher.
 

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Yes, people use the crimping die at times. If you have a bullet with a cannelure, sometimes crimping it can improve ES & standard deviation (SD). Some find a particular load shoots more accurately with a crimp vs without. It's a nice option to have, but in a bolt action of a moderately recoiling cartridge, neck tension alone is usually sufficient & often times preferred (especially with non-cannelure projectiles).
 

hammer111

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Ok great thanks for confirming that. I'm using a bolt action rifle.
 

Alibiiv

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He's another question I have. In my 7mm08 reloading kit there is a crimping die. Does anyone use this die . The bullet seems pretty well seated. I'd imagine if you don't need to crimp , that velocities would be higher.
What make die set??
 

Alibiiv

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How did this turn into me loading pointed bullets into a tubular magazine.
"In my 7mm08 reloading kit there is a crimping die. Does anyone use this die ." I'd like to suggest that the respondent replied back about using the crimp die when reloading pointed bullets in a tubular magazine. I totally disagree with loading pointed bullets in a tubular magazine because the results would/could be catastrophic, unless the bullets were polymer tipped and designed to be used in a tubular magazine like the LeverRevolution ammunition. I am not a fan of crimping bullets unless they are going to be used in a tubular magazine to prevent bullets from seating deeper, or pistol bullets to prevent them from backing out due to recoil. I have read other replies on the forum where some subscribe to using seating dies to help eliminate deviation in loads, that I have not tried as of yet. I do like the professional crimping die that Lee makes, bought one a few months ago and would never use a taper crimp die again.
 

Frank Kalisz

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I have a couple accurate loads for my 308 where I don’t have a lot of seating distance in the neck. I use my lee crimp die for those.
 

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