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PL-259 Crimp End

The area on top, with the cross hatching, is where the shield will get crimped onto. The cross hatches help hold the shield in place and provide good strength & grip. You will want to measure this area then strip the jacket of the wire back about 1/16" - 1/8" longer than the measurement to make up for the thickness of the barrel. If you strip it longer no worries because you can just trim the shield shorter as necessary.

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