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357shooter
07-26-2012, 7:39 PM
If I use bullets with a cannelure do I need to crimp them or can I load above
or below the cannelure. this would be a 62gn fmj. Thanks for any help.

bigdawg86
07-26-2012, 7:45 PM
You don't have to use the cannelure... I do just to make it easy, and lightly crimp just because.

FX-05 Xiuhcoatl
07-26-2012, 7:48 PM
I always crimp if I'm handloading for using my AR, when I use to have my bolt action I never crimp.

FX-05 Xiuhcoatl
07-26-2012, 7:48 PM
I always crimp if I'm handloading for my AR, when I use to have my bolt action I never crimp.

skibuff
07-26-2012, 7:58 PM
If loading for Semi Auto most people use the cannelure and a light crimp to keep the bullets from getting bumped deeper from the action.

If loading a semi auto one at a time or a bolt action most don't crimp.

There is no reason or need to seat at the cannelure unless you are crimping. If your not crimping, a bullet W/O a cannelure would probably be more accurate.

NotEnufGarage
07-26-2012, 7:59 PM
The cannelures are there to prevent setback in magazine fed semi-autos, since pushing the bullet back can cause an overpressure situation. A slight roll crimp into the cannelure is all it takes to get the case to dig into the knurls of the cannelure.

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What ^he^ said... I was typing in my reply as you were typing in your reply.

357shooter
07-26-2012, 8:07 PM
Thanks guys I should have stated it is for an AR, your input is appreciated.

gau17
07-26-2012, 8:42 PM
I like to use the LFDC