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Old March 25, 2001, 10:28 PM   #1
Joe Portale
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For years I have heard about crimp on the finished cartridge. I usually eye-ball the crimp and haven't had any problems. Browsing through a couple of reloading books didn't turn up anything on exactly how to measure crimp.

So, how do you measure the crimp on your finished cartridges?

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Old March 26, 2001, 09:09 AM   #2
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From the archives

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See if this thread helps with your crimping Question.

http://thefiringline.com/forums/show...threadid=55050


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Old March 27, 2001, 09:01 AM   #3
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MEASURING CRIMPS...

I use a blade mike, but some vernier/dial calipers have blades slender enough to do the trick too. On the other hand a well trained set of eyeballs work equally well.
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Old March 27, 2001, 06:48 PM   #4
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I use a Lee factory crimp die. I follow the instructions for setting up the die. I eyeball the rounds and tap the bullet end on the wood benchtop and also try to push the bullet into the case.
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