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Old 10-31-2010, 01:40 PM   #31
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I am going to go the tottal oppsite way as everyone else. Because they are all saying the same thing.

Crimp was done in a seperate with the LFCD.
Cases all measured the same length. Spitty isn't going to mess up a measurment like this.
Not a single person has said one thing about the bullet.

Get 10 bullets out of the box and place them right next to each other on a flat level surface and then look at the canular I have heard many time where bullets for some reason end up with the canular in the wrong spot on the bullet.

Find the shortest and the tallest and shortest canular and load them into two test cases with out adjusting your dies. See if one bulges or not. Then go from there.

I have 45acp cases that have 6 or 7 loadings on them and they are measuring the same length as when I got them. Straight walled pistol cases don't grow because as you reload them the brass gets pushed back down.



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Old 10-31-2010, 02:25 PM   #32
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your bullet seating die should have a roll crimp made into it...this is what i use over the factory crimp die,that can be a lil testy at times...once i have all my bullets seated in the cases,i'll run my bullet seating die down about 1/4 turn,this seems to be the sweet spot for 357...your mileage may vary...i load all my handgun ammo on a lee turret...good luck



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Tango, I did look at the bullet but not as closely as what you're suggesting. I'll take a closer look at them next time I get to the table.

Thank you all for your help and suggestions.

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Bell the cases slightly and use a taper or factory crimp die. You can also use your sizing die by removing the depriming assembly and just adjusting the die so you only crimp the bullet.

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What is with all the taper crimp stuff. Everything I have ever read about revolver loads says always use roll crimp.

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cpttango30 ........

You're right. The .357 Mag. does better with a roll crimp ..... just don't over-do it. Save the taper crimp for 9mm, .40 S&W and the .45 ACP.



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