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I know what a roll and taper crimp are; what's a factory crimp or profile crimp?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Nozzelnut, Apr 28, 2008.

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  1. Nozzelnut

    Nozzelnut Member

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    I'm a noob with reloading, and I was looking for taper crimp dies (for 40 and 45), and came across a couple other kinds that I've never heard of; the factory crimp and the profile crimp. I'm familiar with roll and taper crimps.

    I've seen the threads on the Lee factory crimp; but what do they do differently than a taper crimp or roll crimp? Same with profile crimp.

    I've tried searching; but my google fu is weak tonight.

    Thanks
    NN
     
  2. rugerdude29

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    Factory Crimp: Simply put, Lee added a carbide ring to the crimping die that sizes any round run through it that measures over a certain diameter, so the round will work in any chamber of that caliber. These dies WILL NOT seat a bullet. Dies for autoloading calibers are taper crimp and revolver calibers are roll crimp.

    Profile Crimp: This is just Reddings term for a roll crimp. Nothing different from any other roll crimp, just different name.

    Hope this answers your question!
     
  3. Walkalong

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    Reddings "Profile Crimp" die is their name for a roll crimp only die made to use in a separate step. They make a seperate Taper crimp crimp only die, but evidently they don't call it a Profile Crimp die, just plain old Taper Crimp.

    There are two kinds of crimp for pistol rounds. Taper and Roll.
     
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