Caliber Guess?

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  1. pinecone70

    pinecone70 Active Member

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    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

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    I think its a .38 spl.
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    I agree
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    I would agree. It's probably been hand loaded also judging by the container they are in.


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    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!
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    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.
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    Oh dear, had to post quick to avoid any entanglements with "triple six" number...
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    Ha! My comment on that site received a reply, "I wish my .22 shot bullets like the one in the picture".

    LOL!
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    (Ah, don't sweat the triple six.) LOL!
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    :D :D :D


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  12. TranterUK

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    While I am a bit out of date with whats available, the bullets dont look regular.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?
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    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'.
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    Wicked. That is definitely NOT what this news organization should be putting up as "generic ammo" for their news stories! I am appalled.
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    I THINK THEY MIGHT BE BLACK TALON. PROBABLY GOT THE BOX FROM A COP AT AN INTERVIEW.
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