It had a brass rimless case with a bullet-seating cannelure
, and was loaded with a 230-grain, cupronickel-jacketed bullet traveling at 800 fps.
These were necked down to 7mm and loaded with a 7mm bullet whose crimping cannelure
was closer to the bullet's base then was usual.
A few forming operations later--steps that give a particular curve to the nose, punch in any hollow point, possibly press a cannelure
around the waist and then usually a final sizing--you'd have a finished bullet.
If the bullet can be inserted up to the case neck or cannelure
on the bullet the barrel is excessively worn and needs to be replaced.
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Always crimp into the bullet cannelure
but just enough to slighdy taper the case mouth."
When it began to yaw, the long 77-grain bullet broke apart at the cannelure
and ultimately into four pieces--base, copper nose jacket, and two pieces of lead, all of which penetrated at least 10 inches.
Consequently all .38 WCF bullets--whether lead alloy or jacketed--must have a crimping groove (lead alloy ones) or knurled cannelure
There is a cannelure
surrounding the bullet jacket a bit back from the nose.
The Super Hammerhead bullet is a bonded bullet that has a thick cannelure
. It has all the markings of a superb hunting bullet.
However, after from 2 to 6 inches of penetration, both the M193 (Vietnam era) and M855 (current) full metal jacket (FMJ) projectiles will yaw to 90[degrees], flatten and break apart at the cannelure