Caliber Guess?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by pinecone70, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. pinecone70

    pinecone70 Active Member

    Jul 30, 2008
    Minnesota Gal!
    Can anyone tell me what caliber this is? It's not really a trivia question, it was posted in an article accompanying a local shooting involving domestic violence and a death resulting from a .22 shot. This is clearly not .22 ammo, I hate it when news sites do this.
     

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  2. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2008
    Louisiana
    I think its a .38 spl.
     

  3. islenos

    islenos New Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    West Texas
    I agree
     
  4. artabr

    artabr New Member

    I would agree. It's probably been hand loaded also judging by the container they are in.


    Art
     
  5. pinecone70

    pinecone70 Active Member

    Jul 30, 2008
    Minnesota Gal!
    Ah, now that's just sad. Putting up a pic of .38s where there should be .22s just makes me unhappy with this news source. I'm going to point it out in the comments section, just because I can. Oddly, it also makes me want to buy that revolver I've had my eye on...

    Thanks everyone!
     
  6. mrkirker

    mrkirker New Member

    Jul 13, 2007
    I fully understand, Pinecone. Our local media is well-known for describing ANY kind of 'gun crime' with a stock photo of a glock-like handgun shown in the back ground.
     
  7. pinecone70

    pinecone70 Active Member

    Jul 30, 2008
    Minnesota Gal!
    Oh dear, had to post quick to avoid any entanglements with "triple six" number...
     
  8. pinecone70

    pinecone70 Active Member

    Jul 30, 2008
    Minnesota Gal!
    Ha! My comment on that site received a reply, "I wish my .22 shot bullets like the one in the picture".

    LOL!
     
  9. mrkirker

    mrkirker New Member

    Jul 13, 2007
    (Ah, don't sweat the triple six.) LOL!
     
  10. artabr

    artabr New Member

    :D :D :D


    Art
     
  11. TranterUK

    TranterUK Guest

    While I am a bit out of date with whats available, the bullets dont look regular. That big hole with a sharp edge reminds me of the old flying ashtrays. Looks coated too. Anyone know what they are?
     
  12. The bullets in the pic are armor piercing.

    They are made of steel and have a thin plastic cup in the base that detaches after leaving the muzzle. It is essentially a 80 grain hollow steel tube with sharp edges in front. Muzzle velocity is around 2,000 fps from a 4" barrel. Very illegal and pretty effective at penetrating level II police vests within 10'.
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2009
  13. pinecone70

    pinecone70 Active Member

    Jul 30, 2008
    Minnesota Gal!
    Wicked. That is definitely NOT what this news organization should be putting up as "generic ammo" for their news stories! I am appalled.
     
  14. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2008
    Louisiana
    I THINK THEY MIGHT BE BLACK TALON. PROBABLY GOT THE BOX FROM A COP AT AN INTERVIEW.
     
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