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Crimp

Crimp:

The bending inward of the mouth of the case in order to grip the bullet, or to close the mouth of a shotshell case. Two types are used. A roll crimp is the bending or rolling the mouth of the case into the crimp groove or cannelure of the bullet. In a taper crimp, the mouth of the case is pressed into the bullet body without bending the case mouth.