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This is a discussion on Roll Crimping within the Reloading forums, part of the Firearm Forum category; Originally Posted by Petrol and Powder In the For What it's Worth [FWIW] category; I've always preferred to seat and crimp in separate operations. Agreed. ...

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Old May 4th, 2017, 06:10 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Petrol and Powder View Post
In the For What it's Worth [FWIW] category; I've always preferred to seat and crimp in separate operations.
Agreed. I began to do this almost as soon as I started reloading, for all the points mentioned, but there was another point that really drove me in that direction.

When doing the combined seat/crimp operation you are attempting to crimp a bullet that is still being pushed into the case. This alone made me realize that the "combined operation" was rather a compromise on the part of the die manufacturers to allow one die to perform what are essentially two separate operations, likely merely to reduce the cost of a die set. Frankly, I always wondered why the instructions didn't mention the simple step of separating the operations, an easy thing to do.

Whatever, the "two-step" procedure has worked for me for many years.

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Old May 4th, 2017, 03:02 PM   #17
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Lee 4 die set for .38/.357 has a FCD roll crimp
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I'm sorry about not stating the make and caliber . It's a 44 mag and 357 mag ruger and Thanks Everyone for there reply's . I like the idea of having the die system setup so I will look for a Lee crimping die and set up my old Herter's single stage press and use it in that .

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