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Need some help guys. I'm going to load 148gr DWC's for .38 Special over 2.8gr of Bullseye. A couple of the members of this forum have recommend this recipe for target shooting. The question is, do I crimp the cartridge after seating the bullet or do I forget the crimp all together?
 

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Yes, its been my experience on revolver cartridges to use some type of roll crimp, a lite load like you are using doesn't need a tack weld to make it work...but give it some crimp.

A crimp keeps the other bullets from moving out of the brass on recoil.

The larger loads, especially magnum status require a heavy roll crimp.

On semi-auto pistol cartridges, which I don't do much of...require what is called a bevel or taper crimp...at least I think that's what its called. My memory isn't what it use to be.

TB C45
 

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Yep, crimp for the reasons Tracker Backer C45 suggests. I even apply a slight crimp to semi auto, because I think it assists in better feed. :thumb: :thumb:
 

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TBC45 and Smokewagon...thank you I was getting a little nervous about getting an answer. I do roll crimp standard loads on the .38 and .357 but wasn't sure with the wad cutter and lighter load.
 
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