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Old November 06, 2019, 18:34   #67
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Originally Posted by ftierson View Post

Now you tell me after crimping tens of thousands of rounds, 5.56x45mm, 7.62x51mm, .30 CAL M1, .30-30 Win, among others, all with absolutely no problems...

I'm not sure what problems you're having, Gary.

I'm not saying it CAN'T be done.

I'm saying its 100% non-necessary for AR-15, FAL, M1A, Garand, and very likely a liability.

I can see some necessity for something like a Model 94. But even then, if you have decent neck tension, you still don't need to crimp. And you have plenty of leverage at your disposal if you have to force a round into - or out of - the chamber.

If you truly know what you're doing, and you are truly willing to do the job right, you likely won't get in trouble crimping bottleneck rounds. I've seen plenty that were squashed. Fugk all that. If it doesn't NEED it, why is anybody doing it?

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