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View Poll Results: To Crimp or Not to Crimp, That is the Question
I never crimp rifle bullets. 9 20.93%
I crimp rifle bullets for magnums. 2 4.65%
I crimp rifle bullets for guns with tubular magazines. 12 27.91%
I've never crimped rifle bullets but I hate it. 3 6.98%
I crimp rifle bullets most of the time. 4 9.30%
I'd like to sign up for Goober's Rifle Bullet Crimping Protection Plan 13 30.23%
All of the above. 6 13.95%
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Old 12-19-2016, 09:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm crimping rifle bullets with reckless abandon this winter. Why you ask? So I can compare the differences in bullet performance between crimping and not crimping and attain a little first hand knowledge on the subject instead of the "Crimping rifle bullets is stupid although I've never ever done it before" syndrome.

So lets talk the pros and cons of crimping rifle bullets.
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Old 12-19-2016, 09:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You left out "All of the above"
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I hope this doesn't go like the iron sight thread I posted a while back. Geeze, 1,024 UWN members PM'd me and told me they secretly used iron sights but would never admit it on the UWN, longrangesomethingorother.com, or that other forum where ya gotta shoot big deers to be a member.

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Old 12-19-2016, 09:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I put a very mild crimp in ar15 rounds as well as all my pistol rounds. In the case of the pistol it helps remove that bell'ing of the case mouth created prior to loading.

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I always crimp my M1 carbine bullets.

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You left out "All of the above"
Too late. I can't change it, even the spelling error.

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I put a very mild crimp in ar15 rounds as well as all my pistol rounds. In the case of the pistol it helps remove that bell'ing of the case mouth created prior to loading.

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We should do a separate thread for handgun bullet crimping.

Hey, this reminds me though that I crimp all my 45/70 bullets.

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I wished that I had a 45-70 so that I could crimp the loaded rounds.

Hey, Christmas is just 6 days away, perhaps I need to go sit on Santa's lap.
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One of these days Santa is going to bring me a "red pad" Ruger #1 in 45-70.


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I crimped 100 250 Savages the other day. (Uh...geeze goob, is it 100 or 250 savages?)

100 each - .250-3000 Savage bullets crimped. I'm not making this up. I have like 500 100 grain .25 caliber Core-Lokts. I can't beat the accuracy, and speed, of a factory Remington yellow box 250 Savage bullet and they're crimped. Same crimp as my Lee factory collet crimper. So I'm trying to duplicate those bullets and compare crimped to not crimped.

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