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Strike Three Ammo?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by cnemeth, Jan 3, 2003.

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  1. cnemeth

    cnemeth Member

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    Does anyone know anything about Stike Three Ammo? I have never heard of it before. The following is the description from the Sportsman's Guide:

    This Home Security Pistol Ammo delivers not one, not two, but THREE separate lead projectiles from each cartridge. Its three .30 cal. #1 buck shot pellets triple the stopping power and safe accuracy of your pistol! Each round delivers a maximum high "shock" effect and energy on impact, while minimizing over-penetration for safety. Average pattern is a 2" spread of the projectiles at 7 yards. Projectiles are encapsulated in plastic for easy loading and smooth feeding.

    It is available in .38, .38+p, .357, .40, .45 and 9mm. A pack of 10 is $11.98.

    The .38's and .357 loads might be good a good choice for snub guns. :confused:

    Thanks
    Chris Nemeth
     
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    If this is what you're referring to, then it's the latest ammo design from Armscor-Philippines, the makers of Charles Daly 1911's.

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    Website here: http://www.advancedtactical.com/atf-strike3_001.html

    Don't have experience with it, but it sure is expensive here, about a dollar a pop.
     
  4. okeydoke

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    it's a bad joke, man, forget it.

    low power and penetration, no expansion, and no accuracy at all.
     
  5. Subby

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    Guns and Ammo did an article back in the late 80s/early 90s about handloading similar rounds. Wiley Clapp wrote it if I recall correctly. I believe he sawed(?) a wadcutter(?)into fourths and loaded it. I believe he thought it was a good idea. I'd give you the exact issue, but my mother saw it fit to throw away the labors of my youth.

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    Sometime in the mid 80s (I think) one of the reloading equipment outfits sold a 75 gr. full wadcutter mould for the express purpose of stacking 2 of them together and loading them into a 38 special case in front of 2.7 gr. of Bullseye. The idea was 2 holes for the price of 1. I tried it and found it not worth having. I was getting 6-8 inch spreads at 25 feet.
     
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    Remington used to have a multiball load in 38spl and 357mag,i think there was 2 .36 caliber balls in each load,seem like the one's i tested only spread 2-3" at25-30 feet.
     
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    I remember one from way back when (i.e. '80's) that I want to say was called an 11 in 1, but I can't imagine that many projectiles. It was a .357 with a bunch of cone shaped projectiles stacked on top of one another. Even being young and kinda goofy I couldn't see the point.
     
  9. triggertime

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    RE: bpisler

    Many years ago, the Remington Multiball load in .38 Special (R38SMB) was my favorite plinking load until Remington discontinued it and I couldn't find it anymore. :(

    It was two 70gr. balls of 000 buckshot loaded on top of each other. It was quite accurate out to 5 yards, but beyond that, it was wildly inaccurate.

    I wouldn't have chosen to use it for defensive use then, as it was extremely overpenetrative.
     
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    In the late 70s....

    a friend of mine worked with a three ball load in .38 Special. This was prior to Remington's attempt. :neener:

    The experiment was attempting to find a low range (home defense) load. The three simultaneous impacts would hopefully increase stopping power while lowering the potential for overpenetration of walls.

    I had worked with triple-0 buckshot in 38 and 9mm caliber pistols in the early 70s as a cheap plinking ammo. It worked in 38 Special and .380 ACP. Wasn't match quality....
     
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