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Am I correct in assuming that you still put a taper crimp on jacketed bullets? I have only loaded lead, but am going to order something for defensive loads.....
 

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What caliber? If it's a revolver then I roll crimp and auto I taper crimp. Some taper crimp all. It also depends on the bullet style.
 

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for autos, i only taper crimp

for single shots and revolvers, if the bullet has a crimp grove---i roll crimp on moderate to heavy loads and don't bother to crimp at all on light 38's.........
 

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I taper crimp my .45auto but not a real hard crimp (Auto pistols headspace on the mouth of the cartidge). For my .45Colt &.44mag. I usually taper crimp unless I'm really loading Hot then I just set my die to seat the bullet then I run them thru a Lee factory crimp die. I'll do some research & see if I can find you some info on crimping. (what the hell I'm bored tonight anyway) ;)

Here's some good info on Die adjustment & crimping
http://www.chuckhawks.com/adjust_reloading_dies.htm

P.S. I suggest crimping anything with a crimp groove (thats what its for)!
 

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I'll be loading some configuration of jacketed bullets in 9mm, .38sp, and .45acp. And, of course, I will be using the Lee factory crimp die.
 
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