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Old May 25, 2000, 09:34 AM   #3
Bill Hebert
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Join Date: May 15, 1999
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Davpet, do a search on TFL, and you will probably return lots of discussion on to crimp or not to crimp. The downsize to crimping is that you shorten the life of the brass (everytime you work the brass in any way you shorten its life in some way.) The upsize to crimping as I see it is that the factories (all of them) crimp the brass. I use Lee dies almost exclusively and have what they call their "taper crimp die" as suggested by others on TFL. It securely locks the bullet to the case. I have never regretted using the taper crimp. Someone else may want to comment on "roll crimping" but as I understand it, it's not the best for rifle cartridges. Good luck and be safe.
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