"western 38 special"

This thing has a very deeply positioned double cannelure and a strange almost dimpled domed primer. Is this normal?

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normally these “cannelures” are placed deeply for wad cutter loading ,but on your round the bullet is incorrectly loaded
your round maybe a “reload” ,so the domed primer would be inserted with too much force with the tool and where a dimple on it

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Thanks, is the bullet inserted upside down?

no i think the bullet is not sufficient inserted but it in the good sens ,normally wad cutter bullets had cavity in the bottom

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It looks to me more likely that someone cur the head off a round bullet to make a “Wad Cutter”, perhals for defence use.
Back in the day, reloaders simply loaded the Hollow Base Wad Cutter upsidedown to have an enormous Hollow Point.

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