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Thread: A very stupid question

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    Walks - thanks or that explanation. I just bought some loaded cartridges in 45 Colt from a member on here - not knowing the loads, I pulled the 255 gr RNFP and dumped the powder. It was mixed head stamp brass and I noticed about three or four with the channeler on the brass as you describe - don't recall the head stamp.

    I bought some commercial wadcutter cast boolits a while back for the 45 Colt to try out - I haven't gotten around to loading anything but a couple of dummy rounds in Starline brass. Seemed to seat just fine and I just roll crimped in to the top ring.

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    Ok, this wouldn't be the first time my memory has failed me so I'll ask you guys: Have you ever seen brass with two cannelures? I'm pretty sure I have, the second one was quite a ways down the case body (I'm thinking it was .38.357 brass). My addled brain may be playing tricks on me but I could swear I saw some years ago and just never thought anything of it.
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    Yes. I have two or three that have a cannelure near the top and one not too far from the head. I know that they were .357 or .38 spl. brass...
    Last edited by Tom W.; 07-28-2018 at 10:10 PM.
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    I have some 38spl that have 2 cannelure on them.It is easyer to sort also.
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    Some Remington- Peters wad cutter brass have double cannelure but Fiocchi had the right idea.

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    I am guessing the double cannelure brass is made for hollow base wad cutter bullets

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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
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