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A groove around the cylinder of a bullet.

[French, alteration of cannelature, from Old Italian cannellatura, from cannello, small tube; see cannelloni.]


(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a groove or fluting, esp one around the cylindrical part of a bullet
[C18: from French, ultimately from Latin canālis canal]
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I used Hornady dies to prepare the loads, and the seating die applies a neat roll crimp into the bullets' cannelures.
Match bullets have thin copper jackets that are made to optimize external ballistics, while hunting bullets (and their thicker jackets, cannelures and bonding efforts) focus almost exclusively on terminal effects.
Most autoloader ammunition is taper-crimped without cannelures, which can allow bullets to be pushed back into their cases if repeatedly chambered and re-chambered in autoloaders.
Like the GMX, the FMX features cut, not rolled, cannelures.
1970): Un etonnant paysage: les cannelures greseuses du Bembeche (N du Tchad).
This easy-to-use, steel-frame tool allows the home reloader to apply precise cannelures to most jacketed bullets in calibers from .
For example, when Hornady 165-grain FTX and 170-grain FN bullets are seated to their cannelures in the .
405, but the cannelures are located a little far back for crimping in the .
The HAP bullet is essentially a redesigned XTP bullet, one that dispenses with the folds and cannelures the XTP employs to produce expansion.
30-30 have their cannelures placed at a certain distance from the nose of the bullet.
Cannelures and ogives compel us to position these bullets so far out that in cases as long as 2.
30-06, the Factory Crimp Die can crimp bullets that don't have cannelures when you need the bullet to stay in place.