.270 WSM Crimp Die?


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NHSHTR
January 10, 2010, 02:28 PM
I'm going to start to load .270 WSM, and am looking for a crimp die. I can't seem to find any mfr. Lee doesn't list one under "products" on its site, nor do Midway, Mid-South or Cabela's show any for sale online.

So is that because the .270 Win. crimp die can be used? Will the WSM case (being a larger dia, and shorter) fit or not be a problem?

I called all 3 catalog co.s above today and being Sunday, their most knowledgeable people are not available to answer the question.

Thanks for any help.

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rcmodel
January 10, 2010, 02:31 PM
The seating die on about any bottle-neck rifle 2-die die set will also crimp if you adjust it down to do so.

But why in the world do you want to crimp for a .270 WSM in the first place?

It's not needed whatsoever.

Neck tension alone is way plenty to keep the bullets from moving under recoil.

rc

JimKirk
January 10, 2010, 05:23 PM
rc has it right, no need to crimp the 270WSM! Crimping is an added process that enters inconsistencies into the whole reloading game. Unless it is a must to stop bullet setback, don't do it. The 270 WSM will shoot better with out it.

Jimmy K

rcmodel
January 10, 2010, 05:35 PM
The Whizzem cartridge series have much thicker case necks then normal calibers, and I doubt crimping would work anyway without collapsing the sharp shoulders.

rc

NHSHTR
January 10, 2010, 06:42 PM
OK, thanks!

That simplifies it for me then. I appreciate the you guys taking the time to let me know.

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