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Bob F.
May 10, 2004, 10:10 PM
Took wifey to range Sunday. Her carry piece is an SP-101 loaded with PMC Ultramags. Yes, the original all copper bullet despite PMC/Tarus' ads to the contrary. IIRC they're 66gr HP's. She hasn't shot in 4-5 yrs eventhough she always carries (CCW); what can I say? Anyway: "Honey, you really need to shoot those up, they may not be any good due to solvent, etc." I made sure I had more carry loads to replace 'em and she blasted away. Much better than I expected considering she'd not shot in quite a while. Actually, MUCH better than I'd expected!! Five shots, seven (7) nice round holes. No one else on the range; looking over her shoulder I saw 2 holes appear on 2 occassions. Now, first thing I thought was high-velocity seperation of core and jacket; but these bullets have no jackets and the 7 holes are nice, neat and perfectly round. Any ideas???

Stay safe.
Bob

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B27
May 10, 2004, 10:35 PM
That bullet, which is of course nothing but a hollow tube, has a nylon disc at the base that separates from the bullet in flight.
Without that disc the propellant gases would of course just blow right through the bullet.
Plus the propellant falling out of the case.:)
The extra holes were made by those discs.

http://www.fototime.com/B6F2BD9A0F0F8FD/standard.jpg

RED-DOG 40
May 10, 2004, 10:36 PM
....Aliens.....:what:

.....:uhoh:


.........:cool:

Bob F.
May 10, 2004, 10:44 PM
Aahhh, so! Never tore one down; didn't know about the "flying saucer" (Alien=pun RD40) Thanks, B27. Wife still asserts she's 'just good'.

Stay safe.
Bob

4v50 Gary
May 10, 2004, 10:50 PM
Kaiser Cement trucks bear the slogan, "Find a need and fill it!"

Well, put a little bit of epoxy on the bottom and let it dry. Then fill with 4F black powder and a percussion cap (or steel ball bearing). Then find a nice, hard wood target.

The British experimented with it in the 1860s & blew up an artillery cassion (during tests) at over 1k yards to demonstrate the viability of the special bullets. Rumor had it that the Confederates had some of these bullets or poison bullets. However, it's unlikely to have been true since the Confederates wouldn't spend their limited arms procurement funds on fancy bullets when the good ole minie would do enough damage without extra "umph." Some of the Union soldiers reasoned that they Confederates wouldn't either since the minie was destructive enough.

SMLE
May 11, 2004, 01:49 AM
There were several attempts at making exploding "musket shells" on both sides of the Civil War. As fo "poison" bullets, Minie balls were lubed with a mixture of bee's wax and tallow (animal fat). That alone would be a bacteria's wonderland.

Warren
May 11, 2004, 01:50 AM
I wanna a magic gun! :D

4v50 Gary
May 11, 2004, 01:52 AM
The surgeon's blade or hands would provide plenty of bacteria too. Dark Age surgical practice is not conducive to good patient care. Pass the whiskey please and pour it on the wound.

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