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Old March 14, 2000, 06:27 PM   #1
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I need some assistance in understanding what a Lee Factory Crimp Die will do for reloading my 40SW bullets. What does it actually accomplish over a Dillon 550 crimp die. I saw the threads on 45acp, just want some 40SW specifics and experiences.

Thanks in advance!
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Old March 14, 2000, 08:35 PM   #2
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Ensures a case will fit a 'standard' chamber.

Highly recommend.

"All my ammo is factory ammo"

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Old March 16, 2000, 10:50 PM   #3
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I have fired about 800-1000 reloads through my HK-USP40C and have not had one single hiccup ... Not a very good test since 100% of my loads go through the factory crimp die. At times I do feel some significant resistance which is probably a signal that it is fixing (resizing) some sort of problem. FYI ... Lee sells their "seconds" (with external scratches or something silly like that) at a discount. Just call and ask.
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