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Old 02-28-2013, 04:24 AM   #11
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Just get a LEE "Factory Crimp Die" and be done with it.

Easy to use and almost impossible to screw up with.
I was told not to use a factory crimp die with lead bullets because it could crush the bullet?


From the Dardas casting website (where i got the idea for the different expanding die which works great)

"Please do not use factory crimp dies for cast bullet reloading. Cast bullets MUST remain in their pristine state in order to shoot accurately. Factory crimp dies will decrease the cast bullet's sized diameter and thus will cause many unwanted issues"
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:18 PM   #12
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I was told not to use a factory crimp die with lead bullets because it could crush the bullet?


From the Dardas casting website (where i got the idea for the different expanding die which works great)

"Please do not use factory crimp dies for cast bullet reloading. Cast bullets MUST remain in their pristine state in order to shoot accurately. Factory crimp dies will decrease the cast bullet's sized diameter and thus will cause many unwanted issues"
There may be some truth to that if you're using extremely accurate, low velocity target type loads.

But using a light crimp with the FCD has never caused me any problems.
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