Ive used it to crimp my .223(for AR) and my .308(remmy 700), but I dont see any difference after this procedure nor does it fell like there is anything happening in the die when completeing the stroke...If I look down thru the top I can see the die tighten around the case. I just want to make sure all is well before I fire the 500+ rounds I just loaded for my AR...
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November 27, 2007, 12:41 PM
It don't take a whole lot of "squish" to crimp. Make one without powder, seat the bullet, crimp it, then take a kinetic puller and remove it. You will see that it don't take much to put an indention into the bullet.
November 27, 2007, 12:44 PM
* oops wrong thread... *
November 27, 2007, 02:47 PM
The Lee FCD for .223 is not a taper crimp.
If it is adjusted properly, you can feel it, and it leaves a tight, clearly visable crimp in the mouth of the case.
Keep adjusting the die down until you feel it tighten up at the end of the press stroke and you will be seeing some crimp.