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Posted: 8/7/2014 12:21:53 PM EDT
So I have been having issues with federal ae223 ammo. had a squib load last weekend. on most of the bullets you can easily move the bullet into the casing if you have strong fingers like mine. would it be a bad thing to run the rest of what i have through my lee factory crimp die?
Link Posted: 8/7/2014 12:23:58 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/7/2014 12:29:10 PM EDT
not taper crimp lee factory crimp. collet die.
Link Posted: 8/7/2014 12:33:55 PM EDT
Crimp affects bullet pull - the energy required to start the bullet out of the case and into the barrel.  I wouldn't crimp a round I hadn't personally loaded, because I wouldn't know how that might affect pressure.  If the rounds have loose bullets, I'd send them back to Federal.
Link Posted: 8/7/2014 1:11:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/7/2014 3:35:03 PM EDT
Given your responses in the Ammo forum, I would insist that Fed. exchange the ammo.  Squib loads are not acceptable in factory ammo.

Phone Fed. again and tell them about the others that have had squib rounds on AR15.com.... if the guy on the other end won't do it... go over his head and talk to the supervisor.

Get names and times from every contacted person at Fed.

A better crimp will not fix faulty ammo.
Link Posted: 8/7/2014 5:17:53 PM EDT
i know lot number SMQ14E816-006 is bad, thats the lot number to the shit ammo that squibbed out on me and then i bought 1 box of ae223 today but on the box the only numbers that were visible were the SMQ14***-100 which is weird but thats all i could make out and all those bullets were very easy to push into their cases and had horible next tension. What the fuck federal?!
Link Posted: 8/7/2014 5:47:29 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By GHPorter:
Crimp affects bullet pull - the energy required to start the bullet out of the case and into the barrel.  I wouldn't crimp a round I hadn't personally loaded, because I wouldn't know how that might affect pressure.  If the rounds have loose bullets, I'd send them back to Federal.
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This. If they're loaded near max pressure and you crimp he crap out of them.... Boom


Send them back to federal or pull the bullets and use the components (except powder).


Link Posted: 8/9/2014 9:43:18 AM EDT
i know they arent loaded any where near max pressure because its ae223. and through the chrono out of my 14.5 (pinned) the average was around 2600 fps
Link Posted: 8/9/2014 9:44:02 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By drfroglegs:


This. If they're loaded near max pressure and you crimp he crap out of them.... Boom


Send them back to federal or pull the bullets and use the components (except powder).


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Originally Posted By drfroglegs:
Originally Posted By GHPorter:
Crimp affects bullet pull - the energy required to start the bullet out of the case and into the barrel.  I wouldn't crimp a round I hadn't personally loaded, because I wouldn't know how that might affect pressure.  If the rounds have loose bullets, I'd send them back to Federal.


This. If they're loaded near max pressure and you crimp he crap out of them.... Boom


Send them back to federal or pull the bullets and use the components (except powder).



if i did this i would have to neck size the case right?
Link Posted: 8/9/2014 12:34:23 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By RunNGun87:

if i did this i would have to neck size the case right?
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Originally Posted By RunNGun87:
Originally Posted By drfroglegs:
Originally Posted By GHPorter:
Crimp affects bullet pull - the energy required to start the bullet out of the case and into the barrel.  I wouldn't crimp a round I hadn't personally loaded, because I wouldn't know how that might affect pressure.  If the rounds have loose bullets, I'd send them back to Federal.


This. If they're loaded near max pressure and you crimp he crap out of them.... Boom


Send them back to federal or pull the bullets and use the components (except powder).



if i did this i would have to neck size the case right?


You can just full length resize, it won't resize the case but will resize the neck. Or you can neck size if you want? But the problem is neck tension now, so not doing anything is going to yield the same problem.
Link Posted: 8/9/2014 12:45:54 PM EDT
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