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Updated:New to auto loading pistol cartridges

Hello all,

I bought a set of RCBS carbide pistol dies for my .40. I assume I have set the dies up correctly, the resize is simple. I have a very small bell to hold the bullet. On to seating with a taper crimp(new to me. I've read the instructions over and over before attempting it, and would like to know I got it right. My max OAL is 1.125", mine are coming out at 1.124", so OAL is good. How can I tell if I crimped it too tight, or not enough?

I removed the barrel and inserted my dummy round into the chamber, it fits perfectl. it's flush where it should be, and goes in and comes out with gravity only. I cycled the dummy through the clip, attempting to act weaker than the springs, and it cycles in and out perfectly.

I then put my dummy in the kinetic puller, and it took alot of force to remove it. Does it sound like I have a good taper on it?

I ran 10 through my Ruger and Hi Point, they fired flawlessly, so I guess I'm doing something right.

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