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480 crimping?

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  1. 45Frank

    45Frank Member

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    Just bought a Ruger in .480 and was wondering what the preferred crimp is? I use both Lee and RCBS Dies and was wondering if I needed a separate die for Crimping. I know both seat and crimp with their seating die, just wondering what most here used and opinions?
     
  2. buck460XVR

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    While I would seat and crimp in a separate step(and I do for my .460), I see no need for a separate crimp die unless you are loading on a progressive, since the roll crimp produced by the RCBS die you have, is as good as you will need.
     
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    Walkalong Moderator Staff Member

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    Agreed.
     
  4. 45Frank

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    Thanks folks!!!!!
     
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    Seat and crimp with the RCBS die. Never saw the point of doing it in a separate step or with a Lee FCD.
     
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