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anyone seat & taper crimp 9mm with one die

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by 2rott, Jan 3, 2013.

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  1. PO2Hammer

    PO2Hammer Member

    Nov 30, 2003
    Seating and crimping in the same step shouldn't cause a problem as long as you set for a light crimp or no crimp.

    I have loaded thousands or rounds of jacketed 9mm (and other auto calibers) with just a sizing die and a competition seating die on my turret press. No flaring and no crimping at all.

    With plated bullets I flare the cases very lightly and after seating that flare disappears, so I don't crimp there either.

    This is for practice ammo only, but not flaring or crimping has not caused any problems for me.

    Lead bullets get the Lyman 'M' expander and a separate taper crimp.
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