Is this safe?

Discussion in 'General Hi-Point Discussion' started by travis9mm, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. travis9mm

    travis9mm Member

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    So I bought a box of 20 9mm Federal hollow points and they all look like this....

    It looks like its been crimped
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  2. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    Yep, should be ok.

    Pretty tight crimp, looks like. Might check the first round or two for signs of over pressure.
     

  3. travis9mm

    travis9mm Member

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    Whew, ajole to the rescue! Thanks!!!
     
  4. GoesBang

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  5. Hermitt

    Hermitt Hey! Get Off My Lawn! Member

    Oh, those look kinda suspicious..... I should confiscate them.

    PM me your address and I'll be right over to take them off your hands..... ;)
     
  6. travis9mm

    travis9mm Member

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    Thanks! $2 each paypal gift and they're all yours! Lol hahahaha
     
  7. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    There good have bought a lot like it just can't remember what brand makes them like that.
     
  8. travis9mm

    travis9mm Member

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    Mines federal. Just thought id check with you guys before trusting my life to it. May shoot a few to make sure. ;-)
     
  9. GoesBang

    GoesBang Supporting Member

    It's called a cannelure. Need to ask a reloader what the purpose is. I forgot.
     
  10. GoesBang

    GoesBang Supporting Member

    Ok then. It's a crimp for cannelured bullets.

    There by necessity.
     
  11. rickm

    rickm Member

    Its there to keep the bullet from having a setback (bullet sliding deeper in the case) and causing more pressure
     
  12. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    Just FYI...that's NOT a cannelure.

    A cannelure is the groove in a bullet, often in cast bullets, to hold some lube.

    A cannelure isn't in the case, though you could get a groove where the case conforms to the cannelure in a bullet.

    But, those are Jacketed, usually no cannelure, and the groove looks to be at the base of the bullet anyway.

    I like rickm's idea.
     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2014
  13. Rachgier

    Rachgier Administrator Staff Member

    Unless you're talking a cannelure for crimping purposes, or to reduce drag in the rifling of longer barrels.


    EDIT: If you check out this stock photo of some Federal 115gr JHP 9mm luger ammunition you can see a similar knurling on the case to prevent over-seating.
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    Last edited: Nov 30, 2014
  14. Hermitt

    Hermitt Hey! Get Off My Lawn! Member

    I've seen similar crimps on .38 spl and 357M.

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    I'm sure it's just to prevent over seating of the projectile.
     
  15. TNTRAILERTRASH

    TNTRAILERTRASH Supporting Member

    I got 2 boxes of those Ferderali HST's in 9 this morning. I was happy to see them. I need to start shopping at Wallyworld in Nashville. Better variety than near me. Especially a 4am!
     
  16. ArmyScout

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    I have shot some .38 spl with the same crimps. Never had a problem with them.
     
  17. Cannenlure is there to prevent setback. Done properly the base of the bullet sets on the cannenlure.