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Ammo lesson learned

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by 351 WINCHESTER, Oct 11, 2012.

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  1. 351 WINCHESTER

    351 WINCHESTER Member

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    Maybe Olin sells the bullets and I can roll my own.
     
  2. MK11

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    Why the affinity for the flat point? Is there really any performance gain over FMJ (especially in a .32) or is it theoretical?
     
  3. 351 WINCHESTER

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    I do think the flat point offers better performance, however so slight. I'll take all the help I can get in a mousegun.
     
  4. Elmer

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    No, not theoretical. Flat point projectiles cut and crush tissue better than round nose, which tend to slip past.

    All the things a bullet cuts on the way through, can be as important as where it ends up.
     
  5. Shawn Dodson

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    Apparently Speer Lawman and Federal American Eagle (both owned by ATK) recently switched to flat point FMJ bullets in .32 ACP but I haven't been able to confirm it.
     
  6. k_dawg

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    Something to keep in mind with .32ACP/ 7,65 Browning is that most US loads are rather anemic compared to European loads.

    The standard Sellier & Bellot 73 grains is 150fps faster than that Winchester. 179ftlbs versus 129.

    Only US ammo I would trust would be the Buffalo Bore Hard Cast Flat Nose _if_ rim lock is not a problem in your firearm.
     
  7. Shawn Dodson

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    I wouldn't waste my money on the Buffalo Bore Hard Cast load. The increased velocity doesn't increase wounding effect.

    What the increased velocity does is increase both felt recoil and muzzle flip.
     
  8. ozo

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    351WIN....
    have you weighed any of the rounds you have left ?
    Maybe throw 50 or 100 on a scale before you go shoot them....
    if you have any noticeable difference in weight, separate
    before you shoot.

    Weird, 4 in a row....in the same mag.
    I just shot some .22WMR from 1980, it was fine.
    We also shoot 10yr old .22lr's regularly.
    The rounds I load for carry, that get handled [in/out]
    I put nail polish on the primer. Yours were already sealed.
     
  9. ozo

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    Brush on liberally
    Wipe off on paper towel
     

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    I just remembered a fix for a feed problem using
    JHP shelf ammo in some little mouse gun we had,
    may have been a Taurus.....[??]
    We tried a lot of ammo, but the .32auto MagTech
    had a different shape, more like ball ammo.
    I will look to find a box of it......
     
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