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What the heck? Weird bullet

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by dragonsden73, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. dragonsden73

    dragonsden73 Salem, Oregun Active Member

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    Goin through boxes of deceased step dad's stuff from storage..came across a box of these. Maybe reloaded, anyone ever see anything like this before? Looks like it could drive a nail head and that's about it.
     
  2. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Its a wadcutter, used mainly for paper target shooting.
     
  3. torpedoman

    torpedoman land of corrupt politicians Member

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    also a good people puncher
     
  4. OFADAN

    OFADAN Brownsville, OR Well-Known Member

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    They may be antiques to you guys but when I first started shooting these were the staple of my .357 Mag shooting! They phased out like many things. Back in the "good ol days" we couldn't afford hollow points so we reversed the bullets because the base is a "hollow base". They worked decent for what we had.
     
  5. aflineman

    aflineman Both South of Eugene and East of Portland. Active Member

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    That was my first thought also. Bullet set backwards. I have not seen one of those for awhile.
     
  6. lazyeye

    lazyeye Corvallis, OR Member

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    You should see the bleed out injury wadcutters will cause in an animal...
     
  7. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    You guys "pegged" it.:thumbup: That's an FMJ seated backwards. We used to do that when hollow points were not P.C. Who's to say which dirrection an FMJ was going when it's dug out of a perp.:paranoid: ....It was an FMJ...That makes it P.C.:D
     
  8. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Moses Lake, WA Active Member

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    Been there, done that. Not very accurate at 50 yards, accurate enough at 50 inches.

    Pops