Originally Posted by CourtJester
Yeah. I was wondering about that. It doesn't seen to have a middle ground though. It's crimped too much or not enough and the bullet spins in the case.
It my first time through with hand gun loads so I'm still learning... From trial and error for the most part.
I agree your taper crimp looks way tight,a normal taper crimp should be so slight that you can't hardly tell it's taper crimped.
What i've found that works pretty good for me for setting up the press and seating die for a taper crimp.
I start out with the die body raised high enough in the press that it will not taper crimp,lower the bullet seater and adjust until you get the correct COL cartridge overall length.
Once you achieve the correct COL,now screw the seater all the way up. Now slowly start lowering your die body down until you achieve the correct taper crimp.
Once you have your taper crimp adjusted while the cartridge is still in the press,now lower your seater back on that cartridge...
You have just properly adjusted your die and press for the correct COL and taper crimp.