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Old June 17, 2000, 11:10 PM   #1
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Help, I don't know if I should crimp my reloads for the Garand in 30-06? I m a newbie and was pretty sure that I didn't need to crimp, but today I was shooting my AR and a demilled LC 84 round misfired-- the bullet was shoved back into the shell. I'm not sure that it was an uncrimped round, or that the gunshow crap magazine was to blame. Help do I crimp any time I reload for a semi auto?

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Old June 18, 2000, 12:21 AM   #2
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If at all possible (if your bullet has a cannelure, or if you have a Lee crimping die), crimp your bullets for a semi auto. If you can't crimp, at least make sure that the bullets are VERY tight in the neck. Loose bullets in the neck are an invitation for trouble in a semi auto. Hope this helps.
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Old June 18, 2000, 07:50 AM   #3
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Ditto to what Ruben posted.
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Old June 19, 2000, 08:37 PM   #4
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Be a little careful not to over crimp using a standard seating/crimping die. If you do, it can cause the sholder of the case to flare enough to make the round difficult or imposible to chamber.
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