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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:06 am 
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I don't see other manufacturer's make them, but is a Lee Precision crimp something to be used in competition shooting?

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Mark

BTW, I'm a terrible roll crimper, so these dies work for me.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:15 pm 
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This post has sat for a year and no response to it? I use the Lee Crimp dies on some of my calibers, I like them also for uniformity in my rounds. If they work for you in your competition rounds, then keep that mojo going.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:13 am 
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I've found that the Lee neck sizers don't always hold the bullet firmly in place when I go to seat the bullet, so crimping helps this out.

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Mark


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:43 am 
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Having shot a lot of competition over the years, I only crimped straight wall pistol rounds like hot 44 mag. Also 38 special wadcutters for better loading. Rifle? No crimp. I taper crimped 45 auto & 9mm for consistent feeding.

I've never used lee crimp dies. SW

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:12 am 
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The only thing I crimp is 357 max if I am shooting it in my DW. For the Encore I don't need to crimp.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:35 pm 
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Crimping rifle bullets for competition doesn't do much for accuracy. Having the bullet seat with a consistant amount of force and being true to the bore is more important. Loading a round one at a time by hand is the best method.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:12 pm 
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I actually have a Lee Loader set for 45/70. I was immediately impressed it reformed a nickel plated case partially crushed by my trapdoor falling on it. I'm hoping to see how she's made inside so I can perhaps make a similar contraption for neck sizing .557/450 and perhaps .577 Snider as well. It didn't seem real complicated.

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Mark


BTW, I like the crimp dies when using Lee Precision neck sizers since they almost let the bullet drop right in the case and a bullet seater would likely do that without a bit of a crimp from their special crimp dies.


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