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HST bullet cannelure

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by Snapper2, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. Snapper2

    Snapper2

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    I pulled a few to handload. I thought a cannelure was for crimping(help prevent bullet setback0, On the HSTs it is way below the crimp line. Maybe its to help expansion or against jacket seperation?:dunno:
     
  2. ABNAK

    ABNAK

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    If I had to guess it's to prevent seperation.
     

  3. BMcDonald7

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    I'm pretty sure its to stop the jacket petals from expanding any farther and to hold onto the lead core. I think that's one reason why the HST holds on to its jacket better than the Ranger-T and Golden Saber.