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Old April 7, 2011, 07:38 PM   #1
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Lee 4 Segment Crimp Die

Can I use this die to crimp .223 bullets even if they don't have a cannelure?
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Old April 7, 2011, 07:46 PM   #2
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Yes you can... but that's really no good way to treat a bullet.

You might try it and see if it does not negatively affect accuracy. If you are pleased with the results, you are golden.

But you will pretty much be squeezing a rifle bullet that wasn't designed to be squeezed out of round.
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Old April 7, 2011, 07:52 PM   #3
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Well I'm not to worried about the accuracy since they are incendiary. However, do I even need to crimp at all?
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Old April 7, 2011, 07:56 PM   #4
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I believe there are some instances where crimping helps... but for the most part, I really don't believe that you need to crimp. Your case mouth tension should be proper after you size the case.

I don't crimp my rifle rounds.
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