Chamfer or not?
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We shall see how it does. I called Lyman, and they wanted another $20 for the taper crimp die. I asked, them (since they also said a roll crimp was horrible) why they didn't just put that into the die set instead? This is another fun adventure in reloading! At least I am learning lots, and am having some fun doing it. Now if I could just beat this tonsillitis so that I could get back to reloading and other fun stuff. Thanks again for all the great information. Love this board!Darren
I have a set of Lyman carbide dies that I bought wayyyyy back in 70. They came with the roll crimp and it crimped flawlessly, I started using the taper die about five years ago. Lyman makes superb carbide pistol dies. For what its worth, Lyman used to make a Precision alignment bullet seating die for rifles way back when. Now everyone has a similar die, but I think they were one of the first to recognize the need.
Posted 30 August 2011 - 06:01 PM
I would say it's a matter of how you pistol or carbine head-spaces in the chamber. Being a rimless cartridge means that the head spacing is achieved @ the case mouth &/or the extractor(!). Size a case but don't prime or complete the load. Next slide into the chamber & feel how it resists finger pressure applied to the case base. If it won't budge AND it's even (+ or -1 or 2 1000ths above or below the chamber) then try chamfering. Repeat the quickie test as previously described. Again, it should not press down into the chamber.P
Getting ready to start reloading my .45 ACP. Can't find it anywhere, so I am guessing the answer is "No!" Do you guys chamfer the neck of your straight wall pistol cartridges or not? I know a newbie question, but rather ask those that know then to do something stupid. I know one of the dies in the set bells the mouth of the brass a bit to accept the bullet, but still wondered if a chamfer would help or not.Darren
Posted 30 August 2011 - 06:09 PM
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