Note: FIG 70 When adjusting the crimp die it is important to know what to look for. Check that the crimp: Looks OK, allows your firearm to function consistently and the bullet feels tight in the case.

The drawing of case #3 FIG 70 is a depiction of a case that has been over crimped by adjusting the crimp die down (clockwise) too far. Note the defined line below the mouth of the case and the bulge below the line. This is not a proper crimp. This line is the direct result of the cartridge being over crimped. A line like this will only appear if the crimp die is adjusted down too far. Warning: Over crimping .45ACP, .38 Super, 9mm, etc., can actually cause the bullet to be loose in the case.

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