SD handgun ammo question


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critter
September 17, 2007, 07:34 AM
I have seen some .45 ACP ammo with a ring impressed into the case just below the bullet base. Seems like a good idea to keep the bullet from being pressed deeper into the case, especially in SD ammo where the round may be chambered, removed and rechambered several times.

Is any ammo in other calibers made this way? I like to use factory stuff for my SD carry and would buy some made this way if it were available. Anybody know what brands have this feature and in what calibers?

Thanks.

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Steve in PA
September 17, 2007, 08:00 AM
+P type ammo had that to prevent the bullet from being seated deeper. Don't know if its still that way or not.

Bezoar
September 17, 2007, 10:31 PM
isnt this the same as the canelure crimp used in cartridges for tube fed rifles?

mavracer
September 17, 2007, 11:08 PM
remington uses an epoxy to seal both the primer and bullet, in the golden saber line, it helps hold bullet in place

Geronimo45
September 17, 2007, 11:09 PM
Got it on the Federal 'Fusion' .357 Magnums.

average_shooter
September 17, 2007, 11:11 PM
If I understand the question correctly:

Federal Hydra-Shock. At least in .45 ACP, .38 Spc., .357 Mag, 9x19mm...

Honestly, I thought all manufactured SD ammo had the case cannalure, or crimp, or whatever it's called, bellow the bullet. But I could be wrong. I tend to find a brand of ammo I like and stick with it, so I haven't tried too many others.

Hauptmann
September 17, 2007, 11:49 PM
What you are referring to is a case cannelure which helps prevent bullet setbacks. As was stated earlier, you'll see it on a lot of +P ammo. I know Federal uses it in their Tactical Bonded loads, but I haven't looked around that much for it.

1911 guy
September 18, 2007, 08:02 AM
I don't know about many others, but the Federal stuff I've got all has the case cannelure. Standard pressure, not +P, by the way. I used remington a long time ago, and got setback on a few Golden Sabre rounds. They either didn't use the epoxy then, or it didn't work.

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