Crimps

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  1. edslhead

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    Now I can start on my single crimp:rolleyes:

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    Finally figured out the Hornady 45/70 cases are a tad short.
     
  2. filsonhand

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    Well, that looks custom :D
     
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    Ruffles have ridges...
     
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    That will fireform right out..
     
  5. giddyupgo55

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    you can never have to much crimp :rolleyes:
     
  6. edslhead

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    Ha! I don't dare load it if it will even go, might get it stuck good.
     
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    Might be able to fix it by pulling out the decaping pin in the sizing die and resizing. Should make it fit a chamber. Or pull the bullet and start all over. I seat the bullet to length first then do a separate crimp press, backing off the bullet seat so you don't have the crush from the top.
     
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    Heck, a metal file will clean that up...:p
     
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  9. Dyjital

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    I had one of these in my box the other day at the range. I couldn't figure out why it was in there. Maybe to remind me to watch my reloads and keep an eye on everything? Then somehow it got loaded into the rifle. Only found that out after my buddy was like "this round won't chamber".

    Friends don't check your reloads.
    (.38 special)
     
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  10. edslhead

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    Ha! I came up with another new crimp. The belly crimp. Now I gotta find a use for it.:p

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  11. Mikej

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    Ah....I think you're running your brass a little high in the die. There's an awful lot of leverage in the last bit of the stroke on that handle. You won't be feeling much resistance as you get to the roll crimp. If you didn't already realize, it's important to have brass to within +/- .002 or less to get uniform roll crimps. I messed up some .38 special learning the lessons.
     
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    No it didn't feel like I was putting a lot of pressure on the handle, was kinda surprised it buckled up so much. Backed it off a bit and the rest turned out OK. I'll get the hang of it yet:D
     
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  13. Mikej

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    In my limited experience, if there isn't a canalure(! sp) ...It messed me up when I bought some Berry's for .38/357, didn't work for me.
     

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