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Extreme Shock Ammo?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Enachos, Jan 3, 2010.

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  1. Enachos

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    Does anyone have any experience with these rounds? They look fairly interesting but I'm just curious as to how well they actually work... any opinions are appreciated
     
  2. tank mechanic

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    They tend to make your pants explode.
     
  3. KBintheSLC

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    Hype, marketing, more hype, and more bad marketing with ninjas and scantly clad busty chicks holding big guns like they were dancing poles. Their ammo is generally overpriced, under-performing junk.

    In my humble opinion of course.

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    Yeah... if only looks could kill.
     
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    Overall oppinion on THR is that extreme shock is a silly marketing ploy, and their rounds are generally on the low end of the effectiveness scale, relying more on clever (or moronic..) marketing to sell rounds, rather than actually being good ammo.

    Basically, you can do better by going with either FMJ or any name brand HP round.

    Also, eXtreme Shock! threads tend to not last long before they get locked.
     
  7. Enachos

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    It sure is pricey... i figured it might be too good to be true... eh
     
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    So my Federal hydra-shok .357 hp's were a waste of $ ? I'll learn eventually I hope. The Mag Tech Gold +P Hp's woulda been fine. In fact, almost without exception the pics of expended rounds of different model/price rounds I've seen posted on this site show very little (if any) real difference in expansion or shape. Only the price and name are different.
     
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    Expensive little frangible turds is what they are. Get yourself some name brand bonded hollow points instead. Save the useless exotic stuff for tacti-cool ninjas.
     
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    I read that it does not work on the Internet, so that must be true, it's no good.

    TBS, as good as other premium ammo is now days, just pick up some Gold Dot for much cheaper.

    That doesn't mean I think ES isn't bad, but all the Internet expert's say so, so it's bad.
     
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    In regard to guns, ammo, and firearm accessories, one rule of thumb I've developed over time is this: The more impressive the name, the less impressive the performance.
     
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    Garbage.

    http://ammo.ar15.com/project/Exotic_Ammo_FAQ/index.htm
     
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    looking up the word "nytrillium" in an online dictionary resulted in:
    "No results for nytrillium" Therefore I assume that it is a made up
    word for marketing purposes.
     
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    Bolded the important points!


    REAPER4206969, that's the first time I've ever seen them actually do what they claim in a test, despite the fact that doing what they say involves pathetically underwhelming penetration.
     
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    Wikipedia: Nytrillium alloy made from equal parts of krytonite, unobatinium, silver, and depleted uranium. When formed into bullets and fired over 250 fps guaranteed to stop coyotes, grizzly, werewolves,supperman, and trains.
     
  18. RockyMtnTactical

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    Gimmick, marketing hype ammo. Plain and simple.
     
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    I never liked the Fang Face by itself, but I have had really good results when you drill a hole down the middle and fill it with solid mercury.
     
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    Dave, how exactly are you keeping mercury solid??
     
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    They're not so deceptive. They tell you exactly what the bullet will do...disintegrate. It's all frangible ammo, therefore ill suited for self defense.
     
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    I was kinda wondering about that myself...
     
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    I suspect (Hope) his comment was tongue-in-cheek.
     
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    Gimmick. You're better off buying proven JHP ammo for your defensive needs.

    It's the ultimate mall-ninja ammo for people whose body of gun knowledge comes from Counter Strike.
     
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    "Dave, how exactly are you keeping mercury solid??"

    keep your loaded clip in the freezer............
     
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