Fluted Crimp on Winchester .30-30 Ammo?


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GunAdmirer
October 18, 2005, 11:37 AM
I noticed on a new box of Winchester .30-30 ammo that the bullets were crimped with an unusual crimp. The crimp wasn't smooth all the way around but looked like a pie crust. Firing them took some of the "fluting" out. Is this brass okay to reload? What is the advantage to this type of crimp?

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Jim Watson
October 18, 2005, 11:52 AM
Go ahead and reload them. The expander ball will iron out the crimp although there will still be marks showing.

Advantage? Cheap and fast in mass production equipment. Secure in a tube magazine.

The Bushmaster
October 18, 2005, 09:46 PM
Decap, clean, resize, trim if needed, reprime, drop the correct amount of powder, seat a new bullet and fire them at a range or game. You bet. No problem...:)

Gewehr98
October 19, 2005, 12:22 AM
Especially if shooting from a tube-fed levergun. (Recoil pushing bullets back into cases as they're all nose-to-tail in the magazine tube)

The Bushmaster
October 19, 2005, 09:48 PM
Oops...Sorry...Forgot...But, that's why we have Gewehr98 on this site. Thanks for remembering the missing step..:o

Gewehr98
October 19, 2005, 10:39 PM
I have a honkin' big pistol that fires a wildcatted .30-30 Winchester round, and those rounds never get crimped. My wrist and digits, on the other hand, do get crimped if I shoot too many rounds through it without a PAST shooting glove. ;)

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