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Thread: Roll crimp tool recommendations?

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    Boolit Bub
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    Roll crimp tool recommendations?

    Seems there are a few out there. Anyone try a few and figure out which is best?

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    Boolit Man
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    ive only used balistics products, it worked well

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    Boolit Buddy
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    I have both the ballistics products and precision reloading roll crimp tools. I have had the best results with the precision reloading crimp tool

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    Boolit Master

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    Ballistics products works well for me.
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    I have the gen1 ballistic products for 12 ga. Never had any trouble.
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    Boolit Master
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    Ballistic Products Roll Crimp: Square

    Precision Reloading Roll Crimp: Round

    Both work well.

    I prefer the rounded crimp of the PR for plastic hulls and the squared crimp of the BP for paper hulls.

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    Boolit Master
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    I've got an old antique one that works just fine.

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    I have the dual pin BPI roll crimper, works very well for me.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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
GC Gas Check