Strange .357 Magnum round


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2wheels
October 16, 2011, 03:30 PM
I recently aquired a rather large amount of handgun ammunition (2000ish rounds) from an elderly gentleman who due to his physical condition has decided to give up shooting.

Most of it's relatively normal stuff, but in a box of .357 hollowpoints I found 6 rather strange rounds that I'd like to identify. I do apologize for the lack of pictures and my poor description.

They have nickel plated casings with an R-P headstamp, the round sits pretty low in the casing and the tip of the round is slightly barbed. The real strange part is in the center of the bullet there are 3 BBs (maybe more underneath) sitting in what seems to be glue.

I'm guessing it's one of those hi-velocity rounds designed to do a lot of damage without penetrating deep, like a Glaser. Any help would be appreciated.

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rcmodel
October 16, 2011, 03:34 PM
I'd guess your guess is right.

I seem to recall Mag-Safe & Glaser both used commercial brass when they first started out.

Or, they could be homemade by a reloader who used a bullet jacket, BB's, and Elmer's Glue!

rc

2wheels
October 16, 2011, 04:05 PM
I'd guess your guess is right.

I seem to recall Mag-Safe & Glaser both used commercial brass when they first started out.

Or, they could be homemade by a reloader who used a bullet jacket, BB's, and Elmer's Glue!

rc
I thought it looked vaguely familiar, I just couldn't place it to save my life. I'm positive it's Magsafe ammo now, it looks exactly like one of the bullets on their homepage.

Thanks for the help!

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