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

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by longdayjake, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. longdayjake

    longdayjake Well-Known Member

    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?

  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    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.

  3. snuffy

    snuffy Well-Known Member

  4. Hondo 60

    Hondo 60 Well-Known Member

    They sure don't look like any Gold Dots I've seen.
    Sorry, but IDK what they are.
  5. FROGO207

    FROGO207 Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. longdayjake

    longdayjake Well-Known Member

    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?
  7. kludge

    kludge Well-Known Member

  8. longdayjake

    longdayjake Well-Known Member

    Thanks Kludge. I think that is probably what they are.
  9. rondog

    rondog Well-Known Member

    Look like fine water-jug busters to me.

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