There are several different styles of crimp, with all having virtually the same goal; increased functional reliability.
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Crimping is the final reloading operation applied to either rifle or handgun cartridges.
It has a properly located cannelure and is intended to be roll crimped.
It must be clearly understood that a cannelure is essential to obtain good results with a roll crimp.Most bullets intended for use in revolver cartridges have a cannelure, or crimping groove impressed into the bearing surface.Two good examples of this are Sierras .45 caliber 185 grain JHP, and 240 grain JHC.The roll crimp is the most commonly seen style for revolver cartridges.As the name implies, the roll crimp entails forming a slight radius at the case mouth by pressing it inward against the bullet.Since you mentioned steel you might want to be able to do 3 inch shells. DLM _________________Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.