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One more crimp question

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

  1. MightyMO1911

    MightyMO1911 New Member

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    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

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    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

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    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.

    rc
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2014
  4. 45lcshooter

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    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

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

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    None.
    The OP ask about crimping for his 30-30.

    rc
     

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