One more crimp question


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MightyMO1911
February 16, 2014, 03:57 PM
I think K I have decided not to crimp my 30-06 rounds. I shoot them from a bolt gun and my accuracy is great. I have plenty of neck tension and I'm not worried about it.

But. What about a lever gun in 30-30? Logic is telling me that crimping is a good idea here to help prevent set back. Or is it unnecessary?

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G11354
February 16, 2014, 04:01 PM
Crimping wouldnt be a terrible idea with a lever gun seeing as the rounds stack in the magazine tube.

rcmodel
February 16, 2014, 04:22 PM
Crimping is ALWAYS Necessary in lever-guns, or other types with tube magazines.

Not necessary in bolt-actions or box magazines.

Unless it's one of the very brutal kicking elephant gun calibers where recoil can hammer the rounds in the box magazine shorter.

For semi-auto's you can crimp or not.
I chose not as the brass lasts longer before neck cracks develop.

rc

45lcshooter
February 16, 2014, 04:30 PM
Lever guns get crimped- bullet sitting against primer...hmmmm i would not want the bullet to make its way loose.

Normal rounds that i do not crimp 308 30-06 get crimped and the case marked when the neck tension is to bad, after they are shot, they are in scrap bucket.

heycods
February 16, 2014, 04:43 PM
What lever gun in 06 has a tubular mag?

rcmodel
February 16, 2014, 04:53 PM
None.
The OP ask about crimping for his 30-30.

rc

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