Best Ammo Names of All Time!


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Dr. Sandman
April 18, 2013, 11:48 AM
SF CA has recently broguht "Black Talons" back into the headlines. I think that Black Talon has to be one of the best ammo names of all time! Are there any other nominees?

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bigdaa
April 18, 2013, 11:52 AM
I like "Winchester SilverTips".

Bubba613
April 18, 2013, 12:03 PM
"Blue Bunny."

WardenWolf
April 18, 2013, 12:06 PM
Eargesplitten Loudenboomer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.22_Eargesplitten_Loudenboomer). Granted, that's a joke cartridge name by P.O. Ackley.

I like Gold Dot for a name, though Federal Hydra-Shok is also very good. Very recognizable and easy to remember, even though Hydra-Shoks are completely obsolete by modern standards.

Navy_Guns
April 18, 2013, 12:09 PM
I don't know if the ammo names at FireQuest are the best, but if you read the descriptions, you'll get a good laugh.

http://www.firequest.com/exotic-shotgun-ammo.html

For example, the "12 Gauge Terminator X" is described as:

"The lethality contained within the hollow core slug of our terminator 12 GA almost can't be advertised. Upon impact, this slug mushrooms and expands to nearly two inches, stopping the slug from totally penetrating your objective. This rapid expansion forces the dozen of tiny pellets to spread through your objective like a cancerous disease, opening an area at the impact point equal to a softball. The cavity created has the shock effect of 95%. That means only 5% of any living being could survive this kind of hit. 2 3/4" round"

SlowFuse
April 18, 2013, 12:10 PM
Hi-Shok
Varmint Grenade

Analogkid
April 18, 2013, 12:16 PM
.357 Magnum....thread closed...

InkEd
April 18, 2013, 12:19 PM
Golden Sabres

Critical Defense

Oklacoyotekiller
April 18, 2013, 12:20 PM
Golden saber

nathan
April 18, 2013, 12:21 PM
I have bought Winchester .45 ACP SXT s in 1995 and Federal Hydrashok. Both were the best of its design in those times. NOw the Aguila brand didnt feed well bec the cavity was so wide.

inclinebench
April 18, 2013, 12:21 PM
I think someone should make a new design bullet and name it Boomberg; as a little needling to the mayor.

Oklacoyotekiller
April 18, 2013, 12:33 PM
Already had some of those! Theyvwere all duds! :)

GCMkc
April 18, 2013, 12:42 PM
BLACK TALONS! :neener:

Double-Tap
Critical Defense
Grizzly
Buffalo Bore

leprechaun50
April 18, 2013, 01:01 PM
I think someone should make a new design bullet and name it Boomberg; as a little needling to the mayor.

I think that "Wide Mouth" was already used by a beer company.

Batty67
April 18, 2013, 01:02 PM
Deleted by author, not THR-quality.

returningfire
April 18, 2013, 01:04 PM
Super-x

PRM
April 18, 2013, 01:06 PM
Zombie Blaster and Zombie Max

pikid89
April 18, 2013, 01:11 PM
Ive always thought the old Federal Nyclad was a neat name

USAF_Vet
April 18, 2013, 01:20 PM
My personal favorite has always been Para Bellum.

nelsonal
April 18, 2013, 01:24 PM
I always liked Winchester's Ranger name along with Woodleigh (which sounds like something that should be loaded in front of cordite in one's double rifle).

JRH6856
April 18, 2013, 01:46 PM
Flying Ashtray. (even though it was just a nickname).

nathan
April 18, 2013, 02:33 PM
GI ball the tried and proven since year 1911 .

Inebriated
April 18, 2013, 02:45 PM
Varmageddon

rondog
April 18, 2013, 03:21 PM
Nitro Express. Woo woo! Comin' through!

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b150/rinselman/guns/ammo%20and%20reloading/700NitroExpressbmp.jpg (http://s18.photobucket.com/user/rinselman/media/guns/ammo%20and%20reloading/700NitroExpressbmp.jpg.html)

maxyedor
April 18, 2013, 03:37 PM
.577 T-Rex gets my vote

SabbathWolf
April 18, 2013, 03:43 PM
I don't know if the ammo names at FireQuest are the best, but if you read the descriptions, you'll get a good laugh.

http://www.firequest.com/exotic-shotgun-ammo.html

For example, the "12 Gauge Terminator X" is described as:

"The lethality contained within the hollow core slug of our terminator 12 GA almost can't be advertised. Upon impact, this slug mushrooms and expands to nearly two inches, stopping the slug from totally penetrating your objective. This rapid expansion forces the dozen of tiny pellets to spread through your objective like a cancerous disease, opening an area at the impact point equal to a softball. The cavity created has the shock effect of 95%. That means only 5% of any living being could survive this kind of hit. 2 3/4" round"
Dragon's Breath and Satan's Toothpicks sounded pretty cool......lol

rodinal220
April 18, 2013, 03:45 PM
The original Skorpion Hydra-Shock(38spl) before it was sold to Federal.

Kawser Pin Grabbers

HARV6
April 18, 2013, 03:52 PM
Black cloud

Blind Dog Jake
April 18, 2013, 04:53 PM
From the 60's ---- Super Vel

TenDriver
April 18, 2013, 04:58 PM
NOT anything with the name "Thug" in it. Deer Thug, Turkey Thug...... No thanks.

Anything with a "7" as the last digit is pretty sweet. Works great in car motors as well. Who's going to argue with a 327 or 427? (although ending with a 2 or 6 is just as cool).

.900JDJ has a nice ring to it. So does BMG.

2@low8
April 18, 2013, 05:11 PM
Speer (?) "Lawman"

OregonJohnny
April 18, 2013, 06:00 PM
Buffalo Bore has a round they call the "Deer Grenade".

They also have a multi-caliber line called "The Outdoorsman" - heavy, hardcast lead flat-nose bullets in common handgun calibers.

Texan Scott
April 18, 2013, 06:07 PM
+1 for "Varmint Grenade"... does what it says on the tin, LOL.

rick melear
April 18, 2013, 06:12 PM
Guess I'm old school, Super Vel

Lantern
April 18, 2013, 06:19 PM
.577 T-Rex gets my vote
DING DING!! .577 Tyrannosaur and its 220 lbs of shoulder blast gets my vote.


Although 50 BMG gets my number 2 vote

Potatohead
April 18, 2013, 06:42 PM
that is quite funny Navy guns...i didnt know shock effect could be measured so precisely

Twmaster
April 18, 2013, 06:46 PM
I wanna see a brand called "Grim Reaper".

Bubba613
April 18, 2013, 06:52 PM
I heard a suggestion for a brand called "Ghetto Reaper" with the chalk outline of a body on concrete as the logo.

2@low8
April 18, 2013, 08:18 PM
PMC "Ultramag"

This was taken off the market after a short time, so I've included their ad.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=182962&stc=1&d=1366326880

k_dawg
April 18, 2013, 08:31 PM
Garret 44 mag "Hammerhead" ammo.

Always liked 'Hirtenberger'

Elkins45
April 18, 2013, 08:35 PM
Flying Ashtray. (even though it was just a nickname).
Yeah, but they can't use that one anymore because the word ashtray is a reference to smoking :)

Deep Curl is the worst name...sounds like an exercise.

FuzzyBunny
April 18, 2013, 08:44 PM
I always thought "Unicorn Farts" would be a good name.
How could anyone make them sound like Evil Man Killers?

2@low8
April 18, 2013, 08:46 PM
Remington "BuckHammer"

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=182966&stc=1&d=1366328735

lilguy
April 18, 2013, 09:25 PM
WINLITES allowed me to keep shooting clays after 3 shoulder rebuilds.

19-3Ben
April 18, 2013, 09:36 PM
Am I really post #45 and the first guy to mention EXTREME SHOCK FANG FACE!!!!

All you have to do is whisper the name to an attacker and he'll give up!!!!

You know that DiFi checks under her bed every night to make sure there are no stray rounds of Fang Face before she goes to sleep at night!

exbrit49
April 18, 2013, 09:45 PM
Home made!

Texan Scott
April 18, 2013, 09:52 PM
^ A good home rolled... it sure ain't dull, it's just a little blunt ^

JohnnyK
April 18, 2013, 10:28 PM
DRT "Dead Right There" brand... also known as Dynamic Research Technologies... Fang Face is cool... I like slugs or sluggers...
and you can't forget 5.45 x 39 AKA "The Devil's Bullet" :scrutiny:

Coop45
April 18, 2013, 10:47 PM
I think someone should make a new design bullet and name it Boomberg; as a little needling to the mayor.
It would be a bullet that would require a very fast rate of twist to "spin it" enough.

barnbwt
April 18, 2013, 10:57 PM
Pure Marketing: Zombiemax
Best Imagery: Varmint Grenade
Most Evil: Black Talon
Best Dressed: Full Metal Jacket
Best Wordplay: LeveRevolution
Coolest Sounding: 50 Alaskan
Most Athletic: Hardball
Most Notorious: Dum-Dum
Lamest: Nosler Partition (everything about the name sounds nerdy :D)

Buffalo Bore has a round they call the "Deer Grenade".

Why on God's green earth would that sell ammunition? :D:confused: Who's trying to destroy the deer they're hunting?!

I think someone should make a new design bullet and name it Boomberg; as a little needling to the mayor.
Hey, let's all start calling squibs "Boombergs!" :D It's funny because his legislation couldn't make it down the pipe!

TCB

leprechaun50
April 18, 2013, 11:02 PM
Hey, let's all start calling squibs "Boombergs!" It's funny because his legislation couldn't make it down the pipe!

Well played sir.

Freedspeak
April 19, 2013, 12:27 AM
411 JDJ is a fine round, just a bit hefty for a handgun in my opinion, great for making kindling though!

TheSaint
April 19, 2013, 12:30 AM
Zombie Max, as I've always been a fan of the Resident Evil videogame series, The Walking Dead and other zombie related themes. :)

230RN
April 19, 2013, 12:43 AM
.224 Harvey Kay-Chuk

blue32
April 19, 2013, 02:30 AM
Hornet, Nitro, 20mm Vulcan

Texan Scott
April 19, 2013, 03:19 AM
Hey, let's all start calling squibs "Boombergs!" It's funny because his legislation couldn't make it down the pipe!

There's a prostate joke in there somewhere, but I can't quite put my finger on it...

CmdrSlander
April 19, 2013, 04:33 AM
Federal Magnum just says authoritative and lethal to me.

ngnrd
April 19, 2013, 07:06 AM
CCI's Mini-Mag has a cool ring to it.

19-3Ben
April 19, 2013, 08:29 AM
There's a prostate joke in there somewhere, but I can't quite put my finger on it...

Oh dear. (facepalm)

sniper5
April 19, 2013, 09:50 AM
.221 Fireball. Anyone who fired that in a handgun knows why they called it that.:evil:

TRX
April 19, 2013, 10:23 AM
H. Beam Piper wrote a science-fiction short story back in 1948, called "Police Operation." It's up on Gutenberg, now, and worth a read.

One plot complication was when some Pennsylvania hunters encountered a disguised paratime agent, and questioned his rifle. The Prop Department had given him a "period correct" bolt action hunting rifle, but it was a 1937 Sharps in .235 Ultraspeed-Express, some a timeline that diverged at the Second War Between the States...

I first read the story in an anthology in 1972 or so, and vowed if I ever made a 6mm wildcat, I'd call it the .235 Ultraspeed-Express.

Piper didn't mention any ballistic data, but when I first encountered the .244 Holland & Holland Magnum, I thought of Piper's story.

rugerman
April 19, 2013, 10:57 AM
At one time Super-Vel was the cats meow.

shaggy430
April 19, 2013, 11:03 AM
I always liked the name Speer Grand Slams.

45bthompson
April 19, 2013, 11:12 AM
I always thought .220 swift had a nice ring to it.

bergmen
April 19, 2013, 05:55 PM
I think that "Wide Mouth" was already used by a beer company.

You might be thinking of "Mickey's Big Mouth".

Dan

CmdrSlander
April 19, 2013, 06:34 PM
You might be thinking of "Mickey's Big Mouth".

Dan
Nope, its a special kind of Coors Light can that supposedly provides a better drinking experience.

RetiredUSNChief
April 19, 2013, 06:44 PM
"AP Mark 8".


What can I say...I'm a Sailor, through-and-through!

For those who are curious...that's 262,269,785.4 ft-lbs of muzzle energy.

:D:D

(Not exactly a "personal defense round", though... :evil:)

colnago58
April 19, 2013, 06:46 PM
Anything nitro express

SFCRandall
April 19, 2013, 10:22 PM
CCI Stingers.

deadin
April 19, 2013, 10:27 PM
here:

Bruno2
April 19, 2013, 10:35 PM
Ultra Mag!

I load up some 22-250 I call prarie dog dynomite. It blows crows to smitherenes as well. It's like looking for those poor souls at the fertilizer plant disaster when you go to investigate the hit. With crows it usually produces a big cloud of stuff.

tactikel
April 20, 2013, 12:09 AM
Glaser " safety slugs" which back in the day -would guarantee a fatality if the perpetrator was hit in the head or torso :what:
Were the 70's great or what?

CathyGo
April 20, 2013, 12:13 AM
It blows crows to smitherenes as well. It's like looking for those poor souls at the fertilizer plant disaster when you go to investigate the hit.

That comparison is in VERY poor taste.

Bruno2
April 20, 2013, 02:36 AM
I agree, but it's true.

jbrown50
April 20, 2013, 07:14 AM
Triton Quik Shok

I still have a box of those in my safe. They don't offer enough penetration for a self defense situation but I used one to take down a rabid racoon once and it lived up to it's name.

bonza
April 20, 2013, 07:58 AM
5.5mm Velo-Dog, now there's a cartridge name that always brings a smile to my face!:)

Plan2Live
April 20, 2013, 08:07 AM
Assuming you are going to load said rounds in your concealed carry pistol or home defense firearm, do you really want to load something with a gimmicky or flippant name? Is that what you want the jury seeing? Prosecutor to jury - "Mr. Jones was so out of touch with reality that he actually purchased Zombie Max ammunition." Holding box up for effect. "The deceased was a homeless man with tattered clothes and open sores on his face. Did Mr. Jones think the deceased was a Zombie?"

No thanks, I'll stick with something like Critical Defense, Critical Duty, Personal Defense, etc.

Gato MontÚs
April 20, 2013, 08:27 AM
Hey, let's all start calling squibs "Boombergs!" It's funny because his legislation couldn't make it down the pipe!
There's a prostate joke in there somewhere, but I can't quite put my finger on it...

You'll find it, just use a dab of lube, and a glove...

CCI Rimfire always had cool names like others have mentioned; Mini-Mag, Stinger, but I'm surprised no one brought up the coolest sounding one of them all!

VELOCITOR!

C'mon, it's got a friggin Velociraptor on the damn box!

Kramer Krazy
April 20, 2013, 09:01 PM
I still have a few boxes of Black Talons laying around. I picked up a box of Zombie-Max ammo to sit next to the Black Talons. Over the years, I've casually looked for a box of Black Rhino ammo, but have never seen any for sale. I'd prefer a box of 45 acp.

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