The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > Handloading, Reloading, and Bullet Casting

Thread Tools
Old March 25, 2001, 10:28 PM   #1
Joe Portale
Senior Member
Join Date: June 8, 1999
Location: Tucson, Arizona Territory
Posts: 715
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?

Joe Portale
Tucson, Arizona Territory

"Even now in heaven there are angles carrying savage weapons".
- St Paul
Joe Portale is offline  
Old March 26, 2001, 09:09 AM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: January 29, 2000
Location: Wa
Posts: 922
From the archives


See if this thread helps with your crimping Question.

Tony Z

[Edited by tonyz on 03-27-2001 at 10:51 AM]
tonyz is offline  
Old March 27, 2001, 09:01 AM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: July 6, 2000
Posts: 1,264

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.
WIL TERRY is offline  
Old March 27, 2001, 06:48 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: March 9, 1999
Location: Denton, TX
Posts: 107
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.
PaulTX is offline  

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:25 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2015 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.04869 seconds with 7 queries