- Micrometer adjustable
- Hardened steel for consistency and durability
- Top adjusting feature for ease of use, even in progressive presses
Redding Reloading Equipment has focused on building the finest quality, American Made products for the precision handloading market since 1946. Redding has introduced an innovative Micrometer Adjusting Profile Crimp Die for the most popular revolver cartridges used in competitive shooting today. These are top adjusting with no need to remove the die and reposition the lock ring like traditional crimp dies when setting a proper crimp.
High volume, progressive reloaders have struggled for years with the realities of case variation and the resulting difficulties in obtaining a uniform crimp. Case length is not the only variable, as case neck wall thickness also impacts where the case intersects the die’s tapered crimping surface. The process of traditional taper crimp die adjustment is generally both time consuming and imprecise due to the 1 in 14” thread pitch coupled with the need to reposition the lock ring after each adjustment. The Redding Micrometer Adjusting Profile Crimp Dies for use a knurled, micrometer type head situated on top of the die to provide + or -0.001” of “on the fly” adjustment after initial set–up. They use a truly innovative “Free Floating” internal sleeve of hardened steel to form the crimp. The die body thru holes are machined to very tight tolerances providing a close fitting lead into the die for a maximum retention of finished round concentricity. Down time and loss of production due to adjustment of the crimp are virtually eliminated, dramatically increasing the rounds per hour rates of all progressive and turret style presses.