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#5496362 - 12/23/14 08:24 PM Factory crimp or not?
seacam Offline
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Registered: 10/18/09
Posts: 1123
Loc: Hutto, TX
I am reloading some 308 in Lake City brass to shoot in my AR10. Should I use the factory crimp die or is a taper crimp good enough?

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#5496407 - 12/23/14 08:50 PM Re: Factory crimp or not? [Re: seacam]
BooneDog Offline
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Registered: 10/11/12
Posts: 156
Loc: Argyle,TX
I have about 200 reloaded LC rounds through a Dpms 308. I have put a light consistent Factory crimp on all of them and they are grouping very well and making critters dead. The key word is consistent.


Which is not very much experience I admit. So take my opinion for what it is worth.

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#5497523 - 12/24/14 11:47 AM Re: Factory crimp or not? [Re: seacam]
STX Hog Hunter Offline


Registered: 06/28/09
Posts: 256
Loc: Deep South Texas
I use the factory crimp on my 223 and 308 autos. I dont crimp for my bolt guns anymore. I like the factory crimp because its easy to adjust.
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#5497567 - 12/24/14 12:06 PM Re: Factory crimp or not? [Re: seacam]
dee Offline
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Registered: 04/10/10
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Proper neck tension is more than sufficient.
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#5498704 - 12/24/14 10:17 PM Re: Factory crimp or not? [Re: dee]
RChipman11 Offline
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Registered: 09/27/14
Posts: 60
Originally Posted By: dee
Proper neck tension is more than sufficient.

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#5499327 - 12/25/14 01:35 PM Re: Factory crimp or not? [Re: STX Hog Hunter]
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Registered: 01/11/09
Posts: 4780
Loc: Germany
Originally Posted By: STX Hog Hunter
I use the factory crimp on my 223 and 308 autos. I dont crimp for my bolt guns anymore. I like the factory crimp because its easy to adjust.


Me too, but I've never crimped my bolt gun rounds.
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