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Help identifying these rounds!!

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by dakaham, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. dakaham

    dakaham Albany, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    Need a little help identifying some 357mag rounds I acquired today. They are 357mag in a federal nickel case. Only thing I found online that looks anything like them are KTW armor piercing rounds. Also anyone know the collectors value on these? Any and all help greatly appreciated!

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  2. Rascals

    Rascals Portland Or Active Member

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    Green Lantern rounds?
     
  3. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    No, Hulk rounds.
     
  4. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Could be lots of things. Are they reloads or factory? They don't have the obvious roll crimp that I see on most factory
    ammo. Bullets are available in every color of the rainbow---http://www.ares-gun.sk/?lang=english
     
  5. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    back in the 90s the range I frequented sold some rounds that looked similar - they were a polymer tip for use at indoor ranges - not sure that what you have is the same thing as I remember them being a bit darker green but could be...
     
  6. pacific keeper

    pacific keeper North Coast New Member

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    What color are the primers and are there any recoil marks on the case ?
     
  7. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    Maybe they're some of Henry Bowman's special Polymer Rounds that were hand made and are super lethal. (for the uninformed, read "Unintended Consequences" John Ross)
     
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  8. halmbarte

    halmbarte PDX Active Member

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    My guess would be either plastic training ammo or AP.

    Pull a bullet and cut one in half. If you can't cut it in half cuz it's harder than your saw, it's AP.

    H
     
  9. dakaham

    dakaham Albany, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    The cases have no signs of being reloaded and they do have a nice roll crimp on them. The coating on one is worn through in a spot and appears to be bronze underneath definitely not a plastic buulet. Also has a spot on the tip that appears to be a Steel core. It appears to be Teflon coated.
     
  10. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Well you answered your own question then. These were banned from further retail sale to we the peasants by by a law signed by Ronald Reagan in the 1980s. No idea the value but several bucks per pop at least
     
  11. Greenbug

    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    Kryptonite bullets?????????
     
  12. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    Nah! Everyone knows that Kryptonite "Glows".
     
  13. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    Those are the KTW "cop-killer" bullets, funny thing is, they were designed by a cop for use by cops, who was also willing to sell them to everyone else while he was at it. The core of the projectile is brass, and the outside is coated in a layer of teflon to prevent the bullet from damaging the bore of the gun. Hence the term "teflon tipped". Yea, it's retarded, and yes they are collector items, not especially valuable, but are reasonably interesting.
     
  14. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Do they make a Solothurn pistol?

    Oops.......gotta go feed the hogs.
     
  15. dakaham

    dakaham Albany, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    I love the label "Cop Killer" when no law enforcement agent was ever killed by one! Amazing what a little television can do. Thanks for all the info. They have found themselves a new home now.
     
  16. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    Teflon coated AP... wasn't that the entire "bad guy" witch hunt in lethal weapon 3? complete with the anti gun posters in the cop shop?
     
  17. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    Got to love the part where the Pilot jumped out of the plane and left Henry alone with the gal, without parachutes. Reading about the reward she gave him for safely landing the plane makes me smile every time I think about that book.

    BTW, the whole scenario that unfolded when everyone got fed up with the ridiculous and punitive regulation was certainly believable. I'm surprised we haven't read of incidents like those in the newspaper.

    Yes, Hog Farming could become very popular and useful.