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Best Ammo Names of All Time!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Dr. Sandman, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. TRX

    TRX Well-Known Member

    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.
  2. rugerman

    rugerman Well-Known Member

    At one time Super-Vel was the cats meow.
  3. shaggy430

    shaggy430 Well-Known Member

    I always liked the name Speer Grand Slams.
  4. 45bthompson

    45bthompson Well-Known Member

    I always thought .220 swift had a nice ring to it.
  5. bergmen

    bergmen Member.

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

  6. CmdrSlander

    CmdrSlander Well-Known Member

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

    RetiredUSNChief Well-Known Member

    "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.


    (Not exactly a "personal defense round", though... :evil:)
  8. colnago58

    colnago58 New Member

    Anything nitro express
  9. SFCRandall

    SFCRandall Well-Known Member

    CCI Stingers.
  10. deadin

    deadin Well-Known Member


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  11. Bruno2

    Bruno2 Well-Known Member

    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.
  12. tactikel

    tactikel Well-Known Member

    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?
  13. CathyGo

    CathyGo Well-Known Member

    That comparison is in VERY poor taste.
  14. Bruno2

    Bruno2 Well-Known Member

    I agree, but it's true.
  15. jbrown50

    jbrown50 Well-Known Member

    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.
  16. bonza

    bonza Well-Known Member

    5.5mm Velo-Dog, now there's a cartridge name that always brings a smile to my face!:)
  17. Plan2Live

    Plan2Live Well-Known Member

    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.
  18. Gato Montés

    Gato Montés Well-Known Member

    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!


    C'mon, it's got a friggin Velociraptor on the damn box!
  19. Kramer Krazy

    Kramer Krazy Well-Known Member

    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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