Thanks so much, each of these responses helped.
One more question, I ended up going to a Paladin tools crimper. They offer 3 different dies that all say that they are for RG8, but are 3 different sizes: .429, .415, .402. I already ordered the .415 before I realized it might not be right. Do I need to try and switch to a different one, or am I ok, assuming PL-259 connectors?