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Old 11-21-2008, 7:49 AM
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Default side crimp

I've set up my side crimper for the 275 gr Barnes bullet with a 2.25" AOL. I've got it crimping .190" down from the case mouth. This catches the bottom cannelure but not much of the base of the bullet, that's the widest part on the these and I didn't want to mess with the sealing of the bullet in the barrel.

you can see this deforms the bullet a fair amount.

Without the side crimp it only takes one good whack with the inertia puller to move or dislodge the bullet. With the side crimp it takes 3 good whacks to dislodge it.

I'll let you know how this effects the ballistics next time I make it to the range.
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