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Acceptable crimps?

Postby uglymug » Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:05 pm

So do these look okay? It's my first batch of reloads ever so I'm a bit nervous about em. Those crimps look okay to you guys?
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Re: Acceptable crimps?

Postby Fowl'in up NORTH » Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:11 pm

They look great!

I haven't been able to get crimps better than that on my mec without the GEAP. Only suggestion is try a little more pre crimp to stop then from depressing into the hull. Other wise great looking loads.
By the way what loads are those?
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Re: Acceptable crimps?

Postby 10gaOkie » Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:16 pm

They look fine to me, best I can tell.

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Re: Acceptable crimps?

Postby uglymug » Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:16 pm

Remington Gun Clubs Hulls
Red Dot 16.2 grain
CB 3118-12 wads
Win209 primers
1.125 oz #8's

It'll be a lower velocity 1 1/8 oz load. I'll probably up the powder bushing by 1 or 2 depending on how well my Benelli cycles them.
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Re: Acceptable crimps?

Postby Rob MacK » Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:19 am

They will work no doubt. Personally I would like them a bit deeper.

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Re: Acceptable crimps?

Postby Jon Bergren » Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:20 am

Rob MacK wrote:They will work no doubt. Personally I would like them a bit deeper.

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I agree with Rob, the final crimp needs to be slightly deeper. I taper crimp all my reloads on a Minni Grand. You can do the same by setting a powder sleeve in the final crimp and set the load on top of it and come down slightly. You will have to do this by feel, but I did it all the time before getting my Mini Grand. Ned S
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Re: Acceptable crimps?

Postby slowshooter » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:32 pm

Don't the shell/powder companies test their shells with a .055 depth? An inexpensive depth gauge would help.

I've shot many that look like the OPs - but try to go a bit deeper to get the pressures within range of the recipe specifications.
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Re: Acceptable crimps?

Postby 3200 man » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:44 pm

If you run a Gaep tool over those crimps , you would see a world of difference ?

and the performance of those loads would meet your expectations !
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Re: Acceptable crimps?

Postby DoubleDutchChuck » Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:40 pm

For "lead" target loads, they will work just fine, as consistant velocities isn't that important. I agree with others in that I'd like the crimp a bit deeper than those you show.Have fun and good loading to ya.
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Re: Acceptable crimps?

Postby cannon » Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:00 pm

As a matter of pride, you're gonna want them to be perfect. As a matter of function, you'll never know the difference. I've used em with shot folded into the crimp, petals missing, and hot glue holding the payload in, but you never show those step-children to your buddies. Show your buddies the ones that are perfect.
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