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To Crimp or Not to Crimp, THAT is the question?

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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

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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