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 Post subject: did the impossible?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:59 pm 
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I just reloaded 25 rounds of .357 magnum. I used Remington Premier brass, 158-grain Hornady HP-XTP bullets, and 14 grains of H110. I used a Lee Factory Crimp die, which states several times in the instructions that it is IMPOSSIBLE to buckle the case with this die. On two of my cartridges, there is a small ridge (about .002" wide and MAYBE .001" high) that runs about halfway around the case, about .870" up from the rim on both ones, which is a couple thousands of an inch below where the base of the bullet is inside. I can feel this ridge when I run my finger along the casing, and it is pretty noticeable. Would that be considered a buckled cartridge? If it were to chamber in either my Marlin 1894C or my GP100, would it even be safe to fire?? Ordinarily I'd just say no right from the beginning, but if there's any way I can safely shoot these two, I sure wouldn't complain. Your thoughts?

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 Post subject: re: did the impossible?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:43 pm 
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Update: both cartridges chamber just fine in the GP100. They slide right in. I haven't tried it with my rifle yet. I might try that tomorrow after work. Any input on if I'd actually want to fire these off or not?

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 Post subject: re: did the impossible?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 10:15 pm 
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I have done the same thing when loading for my 44 mag. As long as it will chamber and there are no visiable cracks/splits etc., they should be fine. They will probably not be your best most accurate rounds. Usually what happens is that you put too much pressure and crimp which started the case to buckle ever so slightly. It could also be the base of a bullet that's misaligned. (Thry holding the same bullet up to it to see where the bullet base comes to...)

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