I just want to confirm that the Dillion Crimp Die is a taper die, correct?
Since I got back into reloading handgun ammo, I have been using plated bullets and have come to the conclusion that I am never going to buy them again because it takes very little effort to over crimp them. Also, I just don't think there is any real saving in them over jacketed bullets.
In an effort to avoid over crimping, I just adjust the die down until I feel it touch the case and then turn the die down in about 1/8 of a turn and put the round in a case gauge, (to repeat this process) until it goes in without hanging up.
To double check, I take the round apart and check the bullet for crimp rings or scratches that would suggest it had been over crimped.