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I know with the bigger single shots, many people finger seat their bullets for more consistancy. I also know that in a lever rifles ya need some crimp to prevent bullet movement. The question is "How much is enough?", "How much is too much" and "What type of crimp is Best?"
 

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To Crimp or Not to Crimp, THAT is the quest

:-D Some of us have never been able to adjust properly, does that make us MALADJUSTED? :-D
 

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To Crimp or Not to Crimp, THAT is the quest

I like lots of crimp. Will get the powder a good burn before the bullets starts to move. Now with hard bullets a good firm crimp will not hurt anything but with real soft bullets like for 45/70 longrange if the crimp is way to much it can disform the bullet. So I just roll the brass into the crimp grove.

Works for me your milage might vary.
Hope this helps
Pete :)
 

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To Crimp or Not to Crimp, THAT is the quest

With my Maxi Ball loads in .45 Colt I crimp HARD on the top driving band. They seem plenty accurate this way. I only put a reasonably hard crimp on my 38-22 rounds. With my 230 grain BP .45ACP rounds I don't crimp at all, letting case tension contain the slug. Seems to work ok, but I use 3F in them instead of 2F.
 
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