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I have a mess of 50 brass and finally started processing it for reloading. I have a few hundred cases completely prepped. Tomorrow night ill be priming them all, then the next night loading some ladder loads. I know in bolt guns crimping is not needed. Ill be running them in a post sample [email protected] and Dshk. Im assuming i need to crimp but figured id ask.
 

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I'll crimp them all with a HEAVY crimp because I never know which I'll be shooting them out of also, I find that the tracers light more consistently when I use a heavier crimp. Just my .02.

Frank in GA.
 

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Absolutely crimp!! And make sure every one is properly crimped if any are to be shot in FA guns. The momentum of chambering the round in an MG can force a poorly or not crimped bullet forward in the neck and create a detonation. In a fifty this can be extremely dangerous.
 

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I just recently started to get into reloading. I have not been able to find 150 grain bullets with the crimp groove in the correct location to load 30-06. They would end up way too short to run in a 30 BMG. Does anyone know of a souce for something I could use? Thanks, dan
 

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I just recently started to get into reloading. I have not been able to find 150 grain bullets with the crimp groove in the correct location to load 30-06. They would end up way too short to run in a 30 BMG. Does anyone know of a souce for something I could use? Thanks, dan
That "crimp groove" is called a cannelure.;)

If you can't find a source of .06 bullets than maybe buy these and buy a cannelure tool and roll your own.

http://polygunbag.com/.30Cal.174GrainLakeCityBulletsLargerView.html


They're a bit heavier but for 1919 fodder they'd work just fine.
 

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I just recently started to get into reloading. I have not been able to find 150 grain bullets with the crimp groove in the correct location to load 30-06. They would end up way too short to run in a 30 BMG. Does anyone know of a souce for something I could use? Thanks, dan
the bullets you need are the "M1" type, 150 gr not the 147 gr for the 308 / 7.62 .. You can load them set out for the 30-06, ( correct OAL) or get the original M1 type bullets. If you are goingto run them in a 1919, OAL is critical. If in a garand it is not as big a deal.....
 

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Yes I want to load for 1917a1 belt fed. I have loaded for the garand but to get the OAL for the belt fed is where i have the issue with finding proper bullets to use. Thanks for the information!
 
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