What is this?

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by dbltap, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. dbltap

    dbltap New Member

    Apr 1, 2007
    Looking at some ammo for my new 1911 and found a case of 1000 45 ACP TCJ.
    What is Truncated Cone ammo used for? Ammo is from Atlanta Arms & Ammo Inc. Are they a reliable mfg?

  2. I reload & shoot truncated bullets in my Para .40 Action Pistol

  3. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 New Member

    Aug 23, 2003
    TC is usually used for range/plinking ammo. I would not want to get hit by one.
    Don't know anything about the dealer.
    I also use quite a lot in my Springfield XDm 40 S&W.
  4. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    I load some of my 9mm with 124 grain TC bullets that I cast myself. They shoots very nice.

    I also don't know anything about the dealer.
  5. dbltap

    dbltap New Member

    Apr 1, 2007
    Thanks for the info. It would appear that Truncated is a target round. I found the Manufacturer's web site and it would appear that steel shooters use their products.

  6. From my reading and some what imperfect memory, I think this was a bullet type and shape favored by Jeff Cooper. It transfers energy much better than the round nose type. In other words it hits harder. It will feed in most autos without any ramp work necessary.
    I cast this shape of slug for my 45's and 9mm's and really like them. :D