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Can anybody identify these bullets please??

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  1. sublimaze41

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    Bought a couple of thousand from Midway's Blemished bullet sale 5 or 6 years ago. I am having a problem identifying the make and use of these particular bullets. I believe the red tipped bullet is is a Hornady SST. The other two I have labeled as yellow but to have a slight pale green hue to them, perhaps green. Any help would be appreciated.
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  2. Walkalong

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    This color? Z (Zombie) Max bullets have that tip.

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  3. Havok7416
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    Pictures would help immensely.
     
  4. sublimaze41

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    Whattt, pictures are posted.
     
  5. higgite

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    Where? I don't see them.
     
  6. rcmodel

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    No their not!!

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    Red tips are USUALLY Hornady, either SST or Amax. Limey greens are zmax, which are either Amax or Vmax with a marketing spin. I believe that Nosler has also used a red tip at one time or another but i dont know when or for what application. Pics would be nice, as would caliber...
     
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    Sorry for the confusion, they appear on my screen.
    The 2 pictures are hosted at another location, I can see that plus the picture of the Zombie Max.
    errr... apologies.
     
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    Lets try this
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  10. Carl N. Brown

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    OK. Good to see the photos up. So these are red and yellow polymer tips, and not the painted FMJ tips I was prepared to comment on.
     
  11. Havok7416
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    They don't make Z-Max for .308 last I knew and the color of the yellow-green ones seem a bit off for that anyway. The red one is likely either a Hornady SST or A-Max though.
     
  12. Captaingyro

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    Nosler describes their E-Tip Lead-Free bullets as having an "OD green tip". Those sure look OD green to me.

    You might take a pair of dykes and cut one in half, just to see if they're solid or jacketed lead. That would get you a lot of info.
     
  13. jmorris

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    I can't be of any help, I must be color blind. ;)

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  14. Sunray

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    "...Z-Max for .308..." 123 grains. .310" only. Only currently available Z-Maxes are those and .20 and .22 cal.
    When in doubt of bullet construction use 'em for target shooting only.
     
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    Perhaps the "blem" rating was because of the tips being off-colored or wrong color?
     
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