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  • Cap'n Morgan's Avatar
    09-11-2017, 11:15 AM
    I've seen several once-fired Rio hulls with partly shredded fold crimps. Most European hulls are skived to improve fold crimping and some times the skiving has been a little to deep, hence the tearing you noticed. I had tearing on some hulls...
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    09-11-2017, 10:33 AM
    Cap'n Morgan replied to a thread slugs in Casting for Shotguns
    You need a a complete 180 degree roll and a depth of 0.08" for the crimp to lock itself in place - more, if the components are under pressure. You may be able get away with less, but then you'll have to generate friction heat during the crimp cycle...
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
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