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Old 11-10-2018, 02:40 AM
nativesniper111 nativesniper111 is offline
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Default Crimping M-80 like loads?

I've been loading some brass to replicate the M-80 147 grain ball round. I'm using new surplus bulk bullets, CC200 primers and 46 grains of BL-C(2).

I have not set the crimp on my Hornady dies.

Should I go back and crimp them all anyhow (I have a Lee FCD) or just 'choot em?
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Old 11-10-2018, 08:53 AM
epm729 epm729 is offline
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I've crimpe 30.06 and .308 rounds in the past and found no advantage to accuracy or reliability. I do not waste the time or effort in crimping anymore. Eddie

Last edited by epm729; 11-10-2018 at 08:59 AM.
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Old 11-19-2018, 10:03 PM
smoothy8500 smoothy8500 is offline
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Crimping is completely unnecessary in reloaded ammo.
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Old 11-20-2018, 07:38 AM
GM1MAN GM1MAN is offline
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I do not crimp any of my reloads for any of my rifles.
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