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A heavy roll crimp should not be necessary on the .44 Special. Light to moderate is generally fine. I prefer to set my crimp at the middle of the crimp groove (cast bullet) or cannelure (jacketed bullet).

Case length will affect crimp. You should start with cases EXACTLY the same length. A case that is a bit long will render a heavier crimp and possibly buckle. Setting the crimp a bit lighter will give you some fudge factor for inconsistant length.
 

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I disagree. Taper crimps must be applied in a separate operation. Roll crimps can be done in the same setp as bullet seating.
 
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