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Re: Flower identification

Post by Hobknob » 08 Aug 2013, 18:53

fd57 wrote:
Hobknob wrote:Image

Some easy, some hard :-)
You have larger photos to help view the bullets?

The second from the left appears to be a Hornady bullet (red plug).
Correct, the second is a Hornady Critical Defense.

For reference, these were tests that I pulled the best and worst of each type during a test.

Sorry about the crappy pics, I lost the original crappy cell phone pics, and these were ones I had texted to a friend, so they're a bit degraded. Here is slightly bigger.

Here's another angle:
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Re: Flower identification

Post by panzermk2 » 08 Aug 2013, 19:01

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http://montanagoldbullet.com/index.php/ ... r-jhp.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

LOL as a liker of 10mm and forum owner you have seen those pics already.
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Re: Flower identification

Post by Rapier1772 » 08 Aug 2013, 19:25

Hobknob wrote:Image

Some easy, some hard :-)
Left one Starfire?
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Re: Flower identification

Post by fd57 » 08 Aug 2013, 19:39

Hobknob wrote:Image

Some easy, some hard :-)
So we said the second was Hornady.

The first is PMC Starfire?

The third is Speer?

The fourth is Winchester?

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Re: Flower identification

Post by Hobknob » 08 Aug 2013, 22:09

fd57 wrote:
Hobknob wrote:Image

Some easy, some hard :-)
So we said the second was Hornady.

The first is PMC Starfire?

The third is Speer?

The fourth is Winchester?
Bingo.
PMC Starfire, Hornady Critical Duty, Speer Gold Dot, Winchester Ranger Bonded
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Re: Flower identification

Post by jmz5 » 09 Aug 2013, 03:43

panzermk2 wrote:
jmz5 wrote:
panzermk2 wrote:Image

http://montanagoldbullet.com/index.php/ ... r-jhp.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

LOL as a liker of 10mm and forum owner you have seen those pics already.
Yes I have! :laugh:
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Re: Flower identification

Post by jmz5 » 09 Aug 2013, 03:45

This game is fun. :D
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Re: Flower identification

Post by fd57 » 09 Aug 2013, 05:40

Hobknob wrote:
fd57 wrote:
Hobknob wrote:Image

Some easy, some hard :-)
So we said the second was Hornady.

The first is PMC Starfire?

The third is Speer?

The fourth is Winchester?
Bingo.
PMC Starfire, Hornady Critical Duty, Speer Gold Dot, Winchester Ranger Bonded

I found it difficult to identify the bullets based on the flowered bullets themselves. Be it the angle or the size no matter. Just was difficult. Especially the blob that was the Ranger. LOL

Honestly had you had just the flowered bullets I might have batted 500.

By including a loaded round you made it much easier, although still not easy. The red plug was easy to ID as Hornady (although you could have added a red plug to a different round to mess with folks!). The flower for Starfire is unique but the bullet mouth really identified that one, as did the Winchester. You can look at that last round and just immediately know it is a Winchester Ranger bullet based on the mouth and the thickness of the jacket.

Thanks for uploading!

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Re: Flower identification

Post by fd57 » 09 Aug 2013, 05:48

Another one:

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Re: Flower identification

Post by Hobknob » 09 Aug 2013, 20:50

fd57 wrote:
Hobknob wrote:
fd57 wrote:
Hobknob wrote: Some easy, some hard :-)
So we said the second was Hornady.

The first is PMC Starfire?

The third is Speer?

The fourth is Winchester?
Bingo.
PMC Starfire, Hornady Critical Duty, Speer Gold Dot, Winchester Ranger Bonded

I found it difficult to identify the bullets based on the flowered bullets themselves. Be it the angle or the size no matter. Just was difficult. Especially the blob that was the Ranger. LOL

Honestly had you had just the flowered bullets I might have batted 500.

By including a loaded round you made it much easier, although still not easy. The red plug was easy to ID as Hornady (although you could have added a red plug to a different round to mess with folks!). The flower for Starfire is unique but the bullet mouth really identified that one, as did the Winchester. You can look at that last round and just immediately know it is a Winchester Ranger bullet based on the mouth and the thickness of the jacket.

Thanks for uploading!
Glad to help out :)
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Re: Flower identification

Post by fd57 » 14 Aug 2013, 12:32

fd57 wrote:Another one:

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Okay this one is Hornady's XTP bullet (210gr .41magnum). You can identify XTP bullets by the blob, and how often the blob looks like an old bandage in the "x" shape (overlapping).

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Re: Flower identification

Post by fd57 » 14 Aug 2013, 12:33

A new one. Let's see how long it takes for someone to quickly ID these:

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Re: Flower identification

Post by fd57 » 15 Aug 2013, 19:29

fd57 wrote:A new one. Let's see how long it takes for someone to quickly ID these:

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Well I thought these would be a quick ID given that they are the SS192, SS195, and SS198 bullets. Where are the (re)loaders?!?! :)

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Re: Flower identification

Post by 500SWfan » 15 Aug 2013, 19:44

I knew they were .224 cal. I didn't recognize the open base though, 'cause I haven't pulled the bullets on any of those rounds (yet).

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Re: Flower identification

Post by fd57 » 15 Aug 2013, 20:17

500SWfan wrote:I knew they were .224 cal. I didn't recognize the open base though, 'cause I haven't pulled the bullets on any of those rounds (yet).
These were SS192 shot in the pond.

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Re: Flower identification

Post by jmz5 » 16 Aug 2013, 05:01

fd57 wrote: Well I thought these would be a quick ID given that they are the SS192, SS195, and SS198 bullets. Where are the (re)loaders?!?! :)
I don't waste good ammo to make new ammo. :p
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Re: Flower identification

Post by fd57 » 16 Aug 2013, 07:50

jmz5 wrote:
fd57 wrote: Well I thought these would be a quick ID given that they are the SS192, SS195, and SS198 bullets. Where are the (re)loaders?!?! :)
I don't waste good ammo to make new ammo. :p
The only good ammo is ammo that spirals out from a barrel :)

Test everything here. Into water (a lot of the spent bullets become jewelry), cars, household appliances (fridge, washing machine, etc.), clay, etc. Figure you have to cycle at least 50 rounds of any load for testing purposes.

But given the loaders and the Fn/FSN focus, I did think these would be identified right quick. Someone here has pulled SS192/5/8 if not to load then at least for curiosity. LOL

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Re: Flower identification

Post by fd57 » 16 Aug 2013, 07:58

To help with this one, it is a .308 round:

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Re: Flower identification

Post by fd57 » 18 Aug 2013, 06:16

fd57 wrote:To help with this one, it is a .308 round:

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This is Federal's Tactical TRU in 165gr. You can expect this fragmentation as per its design to penetrate but not over penetrate.

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Re: Flower identification

Post by fd57 » 18 Aug 2013, 18:39

Anyone? Bueller? :)

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