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Offline ibdone

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Hornady Seating Die Question...
« on: January 13, 2018, 12:17:31 AM »
 I’m getting conflicting information on the ‘Custom Grade’ seating die crimp. Is it tapered or rolled? Hornady.com says nothing valuable, others say one or the other.

CtD says it's both!
https://www.cheaperthandirt.com/…/hornady-38-357-357-max-35…

Any ideas?

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Re: Hornady Seating Die Question...
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2018, 12:38:01 AM »
 Id suggest calling Hornady Monday and asking them,
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Re: Hornady Seating Die Question...
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2018, 10:48:40 AM »
Why not just put an MT case through the die and check it out?
Use magnifying glass and/or micrometer, if needed.


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Re: Hornady Seating Die Question...
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2018, 02:31:50 PM »
Thanks both for the advice.  I do plan to call Hornady on Monday.  Good idea, will send an empty one through and see what happens....

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Re: Hornady Seating Die Question...
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2018, 04:08:43 AM »
If the die is for a revolver cartridge (.38 spl, .357 Mag, .41Mag, .44 Spl, .44 Mag, etc), it will be a roll crimp.
If the die is for a semi-auto cartridge (9x19, .40 S&W, .45 Auto), it will be a taper crimp.
Even better, DON'T seat and crimp in one step--separate them.
Get a Redding Profile Crimp die for roll crimp and a Lee Taper Crimp Die (not necessarily the FCD) for taper crimps.