Lee Factory Crimp Dies
Posted 31 October 2003 - 06:53 PM
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Posted 31 October 2003 - 07:57 PM
I think the Lee FCD's are one of the best things ever invented for reloaders.
Posted 31 October 2003 - 10:59 PM
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Posted 01 November 2003 - 12:24 AM
If I didn't have anything good to say, I should keep my mouth shut!
The Lee FCD has ended all the feed problems that I was having with my bottom-feeders. BUT!!!
Accuracy isn't what it should be and I reverted to crimping with an extra RCBS die that I had on hand. Hmmmmmm, no feed problems and accuracy is right where it needs to be.
I will add a disclaimer: I "MAY" have had the FCD adjusted incorrectly. I also adjusted it so it resized ONLY. same problem. I went back to the Old Ways...
Posted 01 November 2003 - 04:07 PM
I've have been using the FCD and have not noticed any change in accuracy or precision. I love the Lee FCD and wished I had started using it sooner.
Posted 01 November 2003 - 05:42 PM
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Posted 02 November 2003 - 03:19 PM
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Posted 02 November 2003 - 05:04 PM
I'm still gauging my ammo ---- but I'm anal and have only loaded about 2000 rounds using the FCD die. Those have all passed the gauge...... but I still think my sample is on the small side....
I did load 300 rounds this morning for a Bianchi match --- and didn't have time to gauge those. No malfunctions...
You're shooting Steel like an A class shooter. Why are you shooting the Paper so slowly? ---- Dave Marques, Production Nationals, 2005
This is a game of high-speed precision. If you don't precisely plan what you want to happen, there's not much chance that it will. ---- Brian Enos, 2004
Posted 02 November 2003 - 05:07 PM
Its only redundant and unecessary if you don't mind having 2-3 (or many more, if you load old Glock brass like I do!) loaded rounds out of a hundred fail your gauge test... with the Lee die I haven't had a single round not gauge correctly in the last couple thousand rounds.
If you have one, how many of you still gauge your match ammo? If you still have to, or want to gauge match ammo, then the die is redundant and unnecessary. If if eliminates case gauging entirely and accuracy is uneffected, Mongo say, Good.
I still gauge my ammo as paranoia, and to give it one last visual inspection before I bless it as match ready (I still find a couple missing primers as part of this check, so its not waste). I couldn't imagine not gauging my match ammo, even with the Lee dies.
Posted 03 November 2003 - 11:18 PM
Why case guage?Because the only time i have ever suffered a malfunction seemed to be in a match .
Yes a few fail the case guage(5 out of 6oo last time)but they still chamber test ok in my STI.
As far as brass and how many times i can load it,who knows,i shoot outdoor local matches and find my brass where i can a-merc,fed,whatever.
I sound like a broken record but the lee dies are the answer for fat rounds,for that matter,for reloading .357 sig cases back to .40
As long as i bleed 2 chickens and a goat the night before ,combined with the right meds the next day i'm malfunction free
Stupidity should be painful
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Posted 04 November 2003 - 08:12 PM
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