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AlvinYork

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Crimping tool for 223-38-RN Hill (For .22 LR Reloading)
« on: June 13, 2018, 12:29:59 PM »
Thought I'd start  a topic for this. I'm pretty sure Dromia's interested in this. I certainly am.
I was thinking about what form this tool might take. I suppose  it could be like pliers or a die of some kind one could put into a press.
Anybody else interested?

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Re: Crimping tool for 223-38-RN Hill (For .22 LR Reloading)
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2018, 01:06:08 PM »
I know Al was looking into this to go with the bullet but haven't had an update on it.

Crimping is crucial to .22 reloading and being a heeled bullet design needs its own form. The .22 reloading kits have it as part of the tong mould they supply. these kits are good enough for a bit plinking but have their limitations when it comes to working up target loads not least in the bullet quality department. Old West Bullet moulds do a crimping die for 22 rim fire, I have one on order but will be two to three weeks afore I get my mitts on it.

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Re: Crimping tool for 223-38-RN Hill (For .22 LR Reloading)
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2018, 02:41:04 PM »
I have looked at the tong tool and like Dromia has said it is marginal.
Would like to make a good crimp die and shell holder for a press.
Still working on it.

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Re: Crimping tool for 223-38-RN Hill (For .22 LR Reloading)
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2018, 02:47:34 PM »
Way to go Al. :)

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Re: Crimping tool for 223-38-RN Hill (For .22 LR Reloading)
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2018, 09:10:30 PM »
I would be interested in a proper crimping tool. In the mean time dromia have you considered crimping with a .225 bullet sizing die? I haven't tried this personally as I've not done any rimfirer reloading yet. But it may work.

 



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