Here's the first of my 9mm lead cast. I crimped just so the bullet is tight didn't smash into the lead. My OAL is 1.125". Any comments good or bad welcomed. This is the first time I loaded lead.
You say to bring out a bit more I get that no problem, Thanks for the advice i understand what your saying give the crimp more base to hold on too. But when you say to crimp a bit more but my crimp is .364 that's smaller than your crimp. I don't understand that part JLA. Please explain. My flare was .368.id bring them out just a touch. I like a tad more of the front shoulder of the driving band to be visible, mainly for crimp integrity. and I would also crimp a tad more. Case mouth should measure .377" - .378" or so after crimp