Thread: Heeled bullet?
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Old December 9, 2012, 10:33 PM   #6
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A left over from black powder days when the chamber size dictated the case size and they wanted the bullet to be the same diameter. Heeled bullets in modern ammo is very rare now because the improved powders obviates the need for the larger diameter bullet.

Negative to the heeled bullet is accuracy with higher velocity bullets, it's easier with a bullet that has one diameter for its entire body length.
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