Re: Explaining Headspace
Bluesea, it really depends on the gun.
I use the Lee Factory Crimp Die on my 45 ACPs. I have no problems with them in any of my 1911s. I can also shoot them without the moon clips in my 1917, 1937 and 625 Smith and Wesson revolvers. However, if I try to use them without the clips in my 1950 Smith and Wesson revolver, they fall past the step and will not fire. Firing them with the clips works, so I know the gun works. Using factory ammo without the clips works, so I know the step is there. But, my reloads will not work in THIS gun, without moon clips. The only thing I can come up with is that the chambers of THIS gun are at maximum size.
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