More on crimping

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  1. nevadal

    nevadal New Member

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    As you will be able to tell, I am still learning reloading.
    I have read the questions & answers concerning "crimping"
    I have also read the sticky, and have come to the conclusion that
    the Lee crimper die is the best way to go, will the Lee die work
    with my RCBS rock crusher ?

    I am loading 300 Savage.

    I have gleaned a mountain of knowledge from this forum, great
    place to hangout.
  2. steve4102

    steve4102 Former Guest

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    Yes the Lee Factory Crimp die will work in an RCBS Rock Chucker press.

    What type of rifle?
  3. todd51

    todd51 Well-Known Member

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    :lmao2: I have had my Chucker for over 30 years and some times make the same slip up and call it a Crusher.
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    soundguy Well-Known Member

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    i guess if you are doing bottle neck cases and hav ethe die to far down it might do some shoulder setback and cartridge crushing.. :)
  5. nevadal

    nevadal New Member

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    Sorry about that....CHUCKER....I got it now....thanks for the answer:
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    The rifle I am reloading for is a 1909 lever action 300 Savage.
  7. steve4102

    steve4102 Former Guest

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    I crimp for all my Semi-autos and tube feed magazine rifles, but not for my bolt actions. I did, but not anymore. No real reason just quit doing it. Your Savage does not need to be crimped, you can load perfectly safe and accurate ammo with out without the crimp. It's entirely up to you.
  8. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

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    what style magazine does that have?
  9. LDBennett

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    All Model 99 Savages had rotary magazines until the guns made in the 1990's, I believe. A 1909 version most certainly has a rotary magazine. The later version (post 1990's) had a regular magazines like every other gun out there. Savage made a mistake in doing away with the rotary magazine. That rotary magazine was the feature Bill Ruger stole for his 10/22.

    The Model 99 is one of the best kept secrets in gundom. They are very accurate, rugged, well made guns superb for hunting. The rotary mag has a number that appears on the the side of the gun telling you what remains in the mag. The ballistics of 300 Savage nearly match 308.

    Mine is from the 1950's. I bought it for a song off the original owner's son, a co-worker, after the father died. In developing loads for it with a chronograph, not taking too much effort to aim accurately, the accuracy astounded me for a lever operated gun. I think in general it beats out a Winchester 94 for accuracy. It most certainly is a unique gun with a modern look for the age of the design and 300 Savage is a very good round indeed.

    I can not take it to the range without an inquiry about it and an offer to buy it. And it is NOT for sale!!!

    LDBennett
  10. Frogtop

    Frogtop New Member

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    I agree, same here. I taper crimp for auto pistol but roll crimp for revolvers.
  11. res45

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    I use the Lee FCD in my Lyman Crusher press on my 300 Sav. loads that I shoot in my old Sav. 99 I just use a light crimp to get a good even neck tension on jacketed bullets. With cast loads I use the built in roll crimp on my Lyman bullet seater die.

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  12. nevadal

    nevadal New Member

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    Many thanks for the info.....My friend will be thrilled to hear about the
    high remarks of the Savage.
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    We should get together and shoot 99's sometime. yours looks way better than mine does
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