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I picked up a box of 190gr SMKs for the 5R.

I've noticed, on ALL of them, there are some marks about 3/4 of the way up from the base. They resemble a bullet that has touched the lands, but this is not the case. They are all new, and upon closer inspections, they look like small cracks/fractures to me. they are evenly spread out almost in a pattern around the bullets. Is this normal?

My crappy camera can't get a good enought shot, but I was curious what all my bullets looked like stacked next to eachother so here it is..........

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190gr SMK | 139gr Scenar | 77gr SMK | 69gr SMK

 

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Probably just the marks from the tooling that forms the copper jacket around the lead core. Before the bullet is formed, the copper jacket looks like a tall shot glass. Then the lead is poured in and then the copper jacket is formed. Nothing to worry about unless they are noticably deforming the contour of the bullet or the "cracks" are deep enough to cause the bullet to be more fragile that its suppose to.

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ok, just checking, thanks! :D
 
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