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Strange 357 magnum ammo...pic

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by claybrdr, Mar 13, 2013.

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  1. claybrdr

    claybrdr Well-Known Member

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    Found some of these today and don't remember where I got them. The pointed ones are in WW brass and must be a kind of AP load. The round ones with the 2-tone nose are in geco brass. May be similar to Glasers?
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    Ive got a box of the WW and yes they are the armor piercing.
     
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    The round ones appear to be a tracer load. I have some in 38 Special that look just like those... Dan Thome (Trap2)
     
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    The round nose may be 90 grain soft points. Pull one and weigh
    the bullet. The pointed one's appear to be metal piercing ammo.
     
  5. claybrdr

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    I believe it is a tracer...weight 116 grains and a hollowed out base for incendiaries.
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    The old Winchesters are "Metal Piercing". They are lead bullets with a very thin copper nose. NOT armor piercing, unless an old car door is considered armor.
     
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    Actually Herters at one time sold those pointed bullets - I forget the particular claim for them but you know they had one- claim that is

    Regards from Iowa

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    I believe the pointed ones on the right are Winchester loads. We carried a box of 50 in the glove compartment of our patrol cars back in the day. They were designed to penetrate auto bodies and engine blocks. As I recall the boxes were yellow. We used them at road blocks. If I recall correctly the bullets are solid or mostly copper in the nose.
     
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    They will penetrate auto sheet metal, but all they do is knock the paint off an engine block. I know this from first hand experience.
     
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    Metal piercing, armor piercing, car piercing. Whatever. JW
     
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    They were dead soft lead bullets with a thin copper cap, leaded badly and were terribly inaccurate.

    I would observe they were obsolete when they were made.
     
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