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Finished cast bullet wth cannelure

At this stage, bullets are usable but some may require processing to add other features. The most common is the crimping groove or cannelure, which may be functional or cosmetic in nature. This can be accomplished on the bullet assembly press or at a separate work station.

At this point, the bullets are covered in processing oils and need to be cleaned. These oils are removed by washing or dry tumbling in clean, ground corn cob. Cob is absorbent and provides the additional benefit of giving the bullets an attractive polishing.

Bullets need to be tested prior to distribution and sale. Sample bullets for each lot are inspected for dimensional compliance and accuracy.

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