Remember these?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by johnston3407, Nov 5, 2006.

  1. johnston3407

    johnston3407 New Member

    I was rooting through an old trunk looking for some reloading stuff and found them. Don't know why I put them in that trunk but I remember buying them at the same time I bought my Gold Cup. About 30 years ago. They were very popular back then, I wonder what happened to H&H Corp.?

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  2. Kahr

    Kahr New Member

    Nov 8, 2005
    Covington, GA.
    A little before my time. They look cool though.

  3. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

    look like hydrashocks from the side....

  4. 22WRF

    22WRF Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2004
    I have some 38 Spl Super Vel Match.
    I know where there is another box of that and 2 boxes of 357 . I need to pick one of these days
  5. johnston3407

    johnston3407 New Member

    I guess ammo is just as collectable as firearms are!
  6. I got somethin evil as well

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  7. Tac

    Tac *TFF Admin*

    Feb 9, 2001

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  8. Light Coat

    Light Coat New Member

    Got a few boxes of Talons out at the farm myself. Still have flachettes for 12 ga and a bunch of other wierd crap. Come to think of it I have some .30 Browning linen belts that are still loaded. I make it a habit to pick the stuff up when it is cheap or available.
  9. I am still waiting to find some of the 12 Gauge mini frag grenades
  10. Xracer

    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

    Super-Vel was the first manufacturer to come out with the low weight grain bullet/high velocity handgun cartridges.

    "Early in the '70s, along came a guy by the name of Lee Jurras with an upstart little ammo company named Super Vel. He began with a .38 Special loaded with a JHP bullet that reached some pretty zippy velocities.

    The secret to much of this was the use of significantly lighter bullets than we'd ever seen. The .38 Special, for example, used a 110 gr. bullet. Today that's common, but then it was virtually revolutionary."*

    *Guns Magazine, March, 2001 by Charles E. Petty

    As they proved very popular, soon the major ammo manufactuers jumped on the band wagon.
  11. islenos

    islenos New Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    West Texas
    Southernshooter, your bullet seems vaguely familiar

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  12. Oneida Steve

    Oneida Steve Well-Known Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Upstate NY
    SuperVel was the alpha round in the high velocity/light bullet wars. I remember it well. My first 9mm was loaded with SuperVel's 90 gr. JHP. They didn't feed reliably in the unramped pistols of the day.

    SuperVel got lots of favorable press in the gun mags in the 1970's. The company disappeared when Rem, W-W, CCI and Fed. started duplicating their loads.
  13. johnston3407

    johnston3407 New Member

    In many departments,(back then) anything other than the .38 spl. service revolver was discouraged or even banned. So finding a cartridge that would do better was a blessing, thus the plus P and the like were very popular.
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