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Old 02-09-2020, 11:41 PM
mikld mikld is offline
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Lookin' good, now make up some "live" rounds and go to the range!

I don't measure crimps on my semi-auto handloads. I reload for four auto calibers and just reduce the flair to get a good plunk, easily. I would double check OAL and "deflaring" for the Colt and check from the slide lock release, then by shooting live ammo as hand cycling is often too "soft". I reload for 32 Auto, 380 Auto, 9mm (3 pistols) and 45 ACP (2 pistols and one carbine) using the plunk test to determine "deflared diameter" (aka "crimp")...
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