65gr + .224 bullets with a cannelure?


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rbernie
January 12, 2006, 01:40 PM
Does anyone make 65gr + .224 bullets with a cannelure? I can't seem to find any....

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Zak Smith
January 12, 2006, 01:59 PM
Black Hills 75gr using the Hornady bullet, has cannelure, but I'm not sure if you can get the cannelured 75 commercially.

The 70gr Barnes has driving bands, which are similar.

rbernie
January 12, 2006, 02:03 PM
Hornady doesn't show the 75gr mit cannelure in their catalog, and I can't find any sources to buy it as a component.

I actually looked at the Barne's driving bands as a reasonable surrogate if nothing else popped on the radar (I do this for other calibers) but I'm not sure how it'll fare in a 1:9" barrel... Any experiences with that?

Zak Smith
January 12, 2006, 02:05 PM
Sorry, I only tried them in 1:8 or faster.
They are also too expensive to use for anything besides hunting, IMO.

Poodleshooter
January 12, 2006, 04:10 PM
Hornady makes the 68gr and 75gr with a cannelure, however they're generally only seen loose bagged at gunshows. The overstock gets sold I think. I have about 200 68gr HPMBT left in my stash. I use them for my very periodic attempts at shooting NRA hipower.
I bought mine from an outfit in Virginia Beach- www.macsreloads.com
They may still have some stocked.

griz
January 12, 2006, 04:20 PM
I believe winchester made a 64 grain hunting SP. Not sure if it would work for what you want.

rbernie
January 13, 2006, 12:11 PM
I believe winchester made a 64 grain hunting SP.Yup - have some. But no cannelure on 'em......

So far, I've found that the Hornady 75gr OTM bullets are the LEAST perturbed about being lightly taper crimped. Most everything else I've tried has lost significant accuracy if I use anything more than the barest whisper of a crimp. And frankly, I'm not comfortable using non-crimped ammo in an AR. <sigh> A simple cannelure would make my life so much easier....

I guess that I'll just have to sit back and wait for something new to develop, and stick with the Hornady's for now...

griz
January 13, 2006, 01:21 PM
Sorry about that.:o I probably shouldn't trust my memory as much as I do.

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