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Posted: 7/19/2008 5:16:05 PM EDT
Has anybody had any expirence with the Solid Steel Cannelure Tool from C&H?

www.ch4d.com/catalog/?p=90
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 8:40:52 AM EDT
My dad has one. It works. I personally despise cannelures.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 9:12:47 AM EDT
I have had one for about 3 decades now and have cannelured .22-.50cal bullets with it. Works fine if you want cannelures on bullets or casings.

Carey
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 10:35:20 AM EDT
Thanks guys.

I have about 1500 rounds of .223 brass & when I figure out what handload I like for the 75gr Hornady BTHP Match, I want to load up at least 1000 rounds for my stash & I want to put a cannelure on the bullets, so I can get a better crimp. And yes, I know that I'll have to use a light cannelure due to the thin jacket.

30Caliber, out of curiousity, why do you despise cannelures?
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 12:15:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 3:06:34 PM EDT
1. Because the Hornadys are quite a bit cheaper.
2. I'm not too sure how well a crimp will hold without a cannelure on a bullet.
3. Sierra does the same thing.

What hunting bullets are out there in the 75-77 grain range that have a cannelure?
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 4:16:49 PM EDT
If you use a Lee FCD, factory crimp die, no cannelure is needed to crimp.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 6:16:08 PM EDT
It digs into the bullet that hard?
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 6:49:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 8:38:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/20/2008 8:40:05 PM EDT by Gone_Shootin]
Ok, I guess I'll skip it then.

Thanks to everybody for the replys.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 9:28:32 PM EDT
If you want to make military clones then the cannelure will help the bullet destabalize after it hits flesh. I poad my clones with pulled M193, M855, Nosler 77 grain with cannelure and have exact matches in MV to standard loads.
But i do not cannelure my 73 grain Bergers.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 9:41:15 PM EDT
The cannelure helps the 55 grain fmj's fragment in the target for better terminal ballistics. I guess it might do the same thing with 75/77 grain projectiles. If you're not loading them for target shooting, who cares if it hurts accuracy a bit?

It's all about what you're looking for in a bullet. Some folks think it's ridiculous to try to make mil type rounds, and will argue with you all day about the subject. If that's what you want to do though, have at it. You are the only person who needs to be satisfied with the results of your loads.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 9:58:05 PM EDT
Hmm, I'm going to have to do some digging in the Ammo Oracle again when I have some more time.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 7:24:50 PM EDT
They are good tools. They can cut a deep consistant cannelure on bullets, but that little knob rotating the cannelure tool is too small, the knurling too sharp, and the cannelure height adjustment setscrew needs to be polished. Easily fixed with sandpaper and a thin leather glove.

Like others have said, it all depends on what you want to use it for. It is a good tool for its intended purpose, i.e., cut cannelures.
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