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OAL for Tumble Lube bullet

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by dradave, Dec 20, 2011.

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  1. dradave

    dradave Member

    Sep 24, 2010
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Friends, I just purchased a .32 Cal Tumble Lube Lee mold TL314-90-SWC for my Taurus .327 Magnum pistol. I'm shooting .32 H&R Magnum through it right now as it's a good round for my wife. The mold drops boolits at .316 @ 91-93 gns so it should be a good fit. I have a question pertaining to crimping this round. When I am shooting Hornady HP out of it with a cannelure, the roll crimp works fine, however, with the tumble lube bands, I'm curious about the OAL and whether I should use a roll crimp or a taper crimp. I can set the OAL where it would fit one of the spaces between the lube bands or I can set the OAL where a taper crimp would work on one of the bands itself. I am curious on what my best option would be.

    If a roll crimp would be the best answer, I'm looking at the Redding Profile crimp for this round. Right now I'm using the Lee FCD but I do not won't to use it with lead bullets. If a taper crimp would be best, the Redding taper crimp die would be my choice.

    These rounds are loaded at the low end of the range so bullet set back should not be a problem.

    Thoughts and suggestions are appreciated.

    Merry Christmas...
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Sep 17, 2007
    Eastern KS
    I would roll crimp in the last groove next to the front driving band.

    Thats what you would have to do if it was a
    "growed up" .44 Magnum tumble lube bullet.

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