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Old 02-09-2020, 11:41 PM
mikld mikld is offline
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: So. Oregon
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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")...
My Anchor is holding fast...
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