I have a question on loading .223 soft tip bullets. First, I have reloaded 9mm, 30-06 and .223 FMJ without seeing this problem. But when I am reloading, using a FMJ soft point bullet, I seat the bullet and get a light ring indentation on the bullet where the die presses against the bullet when seating. The bullet does seat properly with no other problems. I can not get rid of this ring. I do not see this if I am using just a FMJ bullet. Both bullets are hornady 55gr, just that one is a soft point. What can I do to get rid of this ring mark or does it matter? I have cleaned the die and readjusted with no luck.
My 2nd question is, do .223 need to be crimped? I do put a very light crimp on my 9mm and have done it on my 30-06, but the more I read, the more it seems that you should not crimp rifle ammo except in certian circumstances such as magnums ect. As usual thanks for any input you can give.