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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 7/14/2002 7:07:33 PM EST
Sorry guys, I'm just anxious to get an answer. I would like to get back on it tomorrow.
Link Posted: 7/14/2002 9:39:35 PM EST
I used one briefly on .223 a few months ago.

I set it up to just put a noticeable double ring around the case mouth at the bullet junction. You can visually tell that it crimped without deforming the brass much.

I don't use it anymore. It just seemed redundant.
Link Posted: 7/15/2002 4:39:47 AM EST
I use it on 45 ACP. When I set it up I put in a factory round and screwed the die down on it. Snuged it up and then reloaded some. They were perfect. I like the die because it sizes the 200 grain cast rounds at the end. I get good accuracy and the brass is holding up. As for AR 15's, got me!
Link Posted: 7/15/2002 5:17:10 AM EST
I use the .223 factory crimp die on my Dillon XL650. I set it in the last station. I always set everything up with a test cartridge (no powder or primer). I run the cartridge through all the stages, adjusting each until it is right. I always start with too little (too little seating, too little crimping) and then I adjust each down individually until it's perfect.

With the crimp die, I position the case (with seated bullet) at the top of the stroke and screw the crimp die down until it touches and gives some resistance. Then I back the press down a bit and adjust the die a little bit, then run the press to the top, again. I keep doing this until I get the crimp I like. I usually go for a medium crimp, where the crimp lines in the case are visible, but not enough that it really caused a deep impression.
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