Originally Posted by twins
No need for an FCD unless you're planning to rough-handle your ammo. I've reloaded thousands of round of 9mm and the flare (if set properly and not over-flaring) is flattened once you seat your bullet. Haven't seen the need to crimp yet since my loaded ammo goes from loading bench to ammo box to range.
Removing the flare is still considered a crimping function. The FCD does it as well as any other die. It doesn't have to be a "crush" crimp.
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