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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern Berks County, PA
Re: 45/70 lever loads
Yep, that about nails it. I'm no fan of Lee stuff, either, but I have the crimp die to accompany a set of Forster dies for my 45-70. I've done crimping with the seater, but it's just a lot less of a pain in the butt to use the Lee collet setup and just bang it out. No trial and error that way.
I've always seated my 45-70 loads to the cannelure and not fiddled with seat depth, and the gun has consistently shot 2" or better at 100 that way, so I figure I won't argue with it or mess with the process, lol.