Another bullet identification thread. Help me figure this one out.


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longdayjake
November 4, 2011, 04:54 PM
These are supposedly Speer bullets. However, they don't look like the regular Gold Dots. They appear to have the same plating as a gold dot and the same general profile but the hollow point on them does not look like a gold dot. They are 158 grain .357 bullets. So, what do you guys think they are?

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rcmodel
November 4, 2011, 05:06 PM
I sure don't know.

I have been playing around with the 135 grain Short barrel .38 Gold Dots.
And they don't look like any Gold Dots I ever seen either.

Why, they don't even have Gold Dots in the bottom of the hole!!

I'd take one of your bullets and smash it with a big hammer.
That should tell you right off if they are plated like Gold Dots, or just conventional Speer JHP's.

rc

snuffy
November 4, 2011, 05:09 PM
Speer deep curl. BUT they're not supposed to be available yet. All i can find for handgun is 44 270 grainers.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/762724/speer-deepcurl-bullets-38-caliber-357-diameter-158-grain-jacketed-hollow-point-box-of-100

Out of stock, backorder okay, used to say coming soon.

Hondo 60
November 4, 2011, 10:09 PM
They sure don't look like any Gold Dots I've seen.
Sorry, but IDK what they are.

FROGO207
November 4, 2011, 10:36 PM
I had some Zero bullets that looked like that in 357 once. I remember a little hole in the bottom. That might be what they are. I have no experience with the Deep Curls either so Snuffy might have the answer.

longdayjake
November 4, 2011, 11:11 PM
I have been playing around with the 135 grain Short barrel .38 Gold Dots.
And they don't look like any Gold Dots I ever seen either.

Why, they don't even have Gold Dots in the bottom of the hole!!

I was selling some of those a while ago and when I tested them out they all had the copper dots in the middle. However, you can only see it after you shoot it and it expands. Have you tried shooting them in water?

kludge
November 5, 2011, 12:46 AM
Speer #4211. I have a box. Looking at them right now. Not deep curl.

http://www.speer-bullets.com/ballistics/detail.aspx?id=170

longdayjake
November 5, 2011, 01:17 AM
Thanks Kludge. I think that is probably what they are.

rondog
November 5, 2011, 02:11 AM
Look like fine water-jug busters to me.

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