Crimping 30-30 cartridges

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by TINCANBANDIT, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. TINCANBANDIT

    TINCANBANDIT Active Member

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    should you crimp 30-30 Winchester cartridges? The bullets have cannelures and the bullets seated so easily I am a little worried about the bullets sinking in or coming out of the cases.
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Yes.


    But I need at least 10 letters to say yes.
     

  3. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Yes !...................
     
  4. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i crimp mine. i crimp just about all my ammo now.
     
  5. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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  6. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    You should always crimp any ammo that will be used in a tube magazine. Otherwise the bullets will be shifted in the case under recoil. That can make for a bad day at the range, one way or the other.

    I believe that every reloading manual out there states this rule in one way or another.
     
  7. Bayou

    Bayou Active Member

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    Yes. A stout crimp is needed for cartridges loaded in a tubular magazine. Otherwise, upon recoil, the impact of the forward cartridge upon firing will drive the rear projectile deeper into its case.
     
  8. BK3220

    BK3220 Member Lifetime Supporter

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    yes I use a lee factory crimp die for pistol loads and rifle loads that will be used in tube magazines. It's one more step in the reloading process, but it is more forgiving on case length than the roll crimp on the seating die.
     
  9. string1946

    string1946 New Member

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    One more yes. I really like the looks of the crimp made by the Lee factory crimp die. btw welcome back Anna.
     
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  10. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    Thank you String :)
     
  11. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    do NOT crimp smaller than the diameter of the cannelure. If you crush the case mouth into the jacket you can end up worse than not crimping at all.

    Non cannelured bullets shouldn't be roll crimped at all.

    How I do it: I measure the cannelure measure the diameter of the bullet get the difference. That is the max value between an uncrimped case mouth and a crimped one. It doesn't take a lot of crimp.
     
  12. Pasquanel

    Pasquanel Proud to be an American Supporter

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    yes or you will be sorry