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One more crimp question

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by MightyMO1911, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. MightyMO1911

    MightyMO1911 New Member

    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?
  2. G11354

    G11354 Member

    Crimping wouldnt be a terrible idea with a lever gun seeing as the rounds stack in the magazine tube.
  3. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    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.

    Last edited: Feb 16, 2014
  4. 45lcshooter

    45lcshooter New Member

    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.
  5. heycods

    heycods New Member

    What lever gun in 06 has a tubular mag?
  6. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    The OP ask about crimping for his 30-30.


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