Sunday, June 23, 2013

30-06 'Factory Crimp'......


Someone asked me 'How Much' crimp I set in my 30-06 ammunition using the LEE factory crimp die.

Well....... THIS much I guess:


Guess I should figure out a way to quantify that.....


1 comment:

Hartley said...

Some folks will try to tell you "X degrees beyond first contact" - but first contact varies all over the place depending on the brass and whatever is left from the LAST crimp. I do it like you do - 'till it looks right..:-) FWIW, mine have a "smidge" less than yours, but I doubt there is any real difference.
I use the Lee FCD on EVERY caliber I load except .38/357 Mag.

Hartley