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Lee crimp die question

Postby gmstack » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:01 pm

What type of crimp does Lee crimp die apply ????
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Re: Lee crimp die question

Postby Hoot » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:24 pm

According to their Web Site, they just come with the FCD. No taper crimp option. Hint: Their idea of a Factory Crimp does not mimic the Factory Crimp that Hornady uses.

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Re: Lee crimp die question

Postby swampbug » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:53 pm

But they work if use right
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Re: Lee crimp die question

Postby cwlongshot » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:22 pm

It is/can be confusing...

The Lee Factory Crimp or FCD is neither a roll or a taper crimp, it is more like a stab crimp, but applied right at the case mouth. It is applied with a collet and not determinant on case length. There are a couple styles of dies too, some are open top and others capped. Seems caliber somehow makes the difference...

BUT, to confuse things, LEE Markets "Factory Crimp dies" as both Taper and Roll crimps in different die sets... hence the confusion.

Here is some very good information on the topic.

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=3750

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