Is it ABSOLUTELY necessary to taper crimp a .45 acp? The reason I ask is in the 80s when I shot IPSC everybody said to taper crimp, mainly to insure function, even though a lot of manuals said not to or discouraged it, so I did all of mine then, especially since I had an extra space on my Pacific progressive press.
BUT when I just got back after almost 20 years into loading for my .45 again after I rebuilt it, I couldn't remember how to set the depth on the TC die, (partsheimers?
) and I decided to try a few hundred rounds WITHOUT taper crimping....and I see no difference, and have yet to have the first FTFeed with it....
SOoooo...is it REALLY necessary?
Now, my throat and feed ramp are so smooth and seamless it feeds empty cases, so I'm wondering if the "TC for function" wasn't intended for reloading for stock guns with stock feedramps and throats?