Belling straight walled cases

Discussion in 'General Reloading' started by Fishhead, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. Fishhead

    Fishhead G&G Evangelist

    This may be a silly question, but I've been running "a few" pistol cases through the case prep pipeline lately. It's given me lots of time to ponder the universe.

    Is there a reason bullet manufacturers make their pistol bullets so square at the bottom? If they built in a slight bevel, wouldn't that do away with the need to expand the case mouth to get the bullet to begin the seating process?

    I'll continue to go through the seemingly pointless process of belling cases, but part of my brain just screams why, why why?
    BigEd63 likes this.
  2. Mowgli T.

    Mowgli T. G&G Evangelist

    Some folks do not like bullets with beveled bases for their own reasons. Also, belling is not making a trumpet looking thing out of the case. Only the heel of the bullet is to enter the case mouth. It might answer the question for you by actually trying to seat a bevel based bullet into the unexpanded mouth. If it works to your satisfaction make this case prep a basic for you.
    jimkim and SUBMOA like this.

  3. I get better accuracy with flat based bullets.

    Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk