I'm fairly new to this addicting hobby and have loaded 300wsm's. The manuals (speer and hornady) both say that you should crimp all magnum loads and esp hunting loads. I ran into several guys at the gun shop that said thay have never crimped a rifle round and it is a wasted step. I tend to be a gospel guy and believe the books, but these guys said it really wouldn't matter and have never in the 50 years of reloading have they had a bullet back out?? Am i correct in saying that a bullet that has a cannelure needs to be crimped or are the old timers correct?? I am leery of these guys cause they also said the first thing they do to their dies is toss the directionscause they say their way is better for adjusting and setting.
Also does anyone have some good recipes for the 300wsm the are willing to share??i'm using a tikka t3 lite.
I've tried imr4831 with 180gr hornady soft points
Any input or advice would be helpful. Thanks!