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Re: Flower identification

Post by jmz5 » 19 Aug 2013, 03:50

No idea on those two.
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Re: Flower identification

Post by jmz5 » 19 Aug 2013, 03:54

fd57 wrote:Anyone? Bueller? :)

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Oh wait, maybe I do have an idea, is that Barnes tac-xp?
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Re: Flower identification

Post by Buffman » 19 Aug 2013, 06:22

definitely not Barnes. At least from all the recovered Barnes I've seen. Those petals ^ are fatter than barnes and there's some lines on the petals... HMM

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Re: Flower identification

Post by fd57 » 19 Aug 2013, 08:26

Yes these most recent ones are not Barnes. Two unique characteristics of these are the lines as Buffman pointed out as well as the "lips" (trough) at the petal end. The petals almost look like a scoop.

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Re: Flower identification

Post by flyingirish04 » 19 Aug 2013, 08:55

Corbon Powerball or DPX?
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Re: Flower identification

Post by fd57 » 19 Aug 2013, 10:38

flyingirish04 wrote:Corbon Powerball or DPX?
Negative. But appreciate the interest and post.

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Re: Flower identification

Post by fd57 » 19 Aug 2013, 10:41

HINT: Newer bullet (IE, has only been around for a short while).
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Re: Flower identification

Post by 500SWfan » 19 Aug 2013, 20:16

fd57 wrote:HINT: Newer bullet (IE, has only been around for a short while).
fd57 wrote:Anyone? Bueller? :)

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That's not a Cutting Edge bullet, is it? :D

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Re: Flower identification

Post by fd57 » 20 Aug 2013, 05:27

500SWfan wrote: That's not a Cutting Edge bullet, is it? :D
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Nah, not a Cutting Edge bullet. Those look very different than these.

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Re: Flower identification

Post by fd57 » 20 Aug 2013, 05:31

Okay, to give up the goose, these are the C.O.P. bullets in 9mm. The Copper Only Projectiles bullet. The lines and the trough like petals are fairly unique to C.O.P. bullets.
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Re: Flower identification

Post by fd57 » 22 Aug 2013, 07:58

These should be a quick ID:

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Re: Flower identification

Post by Buffman » 22 Aug 2013, 10:04

AE 5.7 TMJ

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Re: Flower identification

Post by fd57 » 22 Aug 2013, 13:25

Buffman wrote:AE 5.7 TMJ
DING DING DING We've got a winner! Buffman strikes again!

Maybe we should have prizes ...

These are Federal American Eagle 5.7x28 bullets fished from the pond.

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Re: Flower identification

Post by fd57 » 10 Sep 2013, 05:28

Here's one:

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Re: Flower identification

Post by panzermk2 » 10 Sep 2013, 10:11

Barnes TSX
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Re: Flower identification

Post by fd57 » 10 Sep 2013, 15:54

panzermk2 wrote:Barnes TSX
Close, but no cigar. These aren't Barnes TSX.

Now that said, the answer should come quick enough :)

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Re: Flower identification

Post by Hobknob » 10 Sep 2013, 21:29

fd57 wrote:
panzermk2 wrote:Barnes TSX
Close, but no cigar. These aren't Barnes TSX.

Now that said, the answer should come quick enough :)
How about the MRX?

Though they don't make them anymore, the bottom looks similar as does the fact that the copper stops at a metplat of sorts.

The LRX is another one that is possible.
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Re: Flower identification

Post by fd57 » 11 Sep 2013, 05:06

Hobknob wrote:
fd57 wrote:
panzermk2 wrote:Barnes TSX
Close, but no cigar. These aren't Barnes TSX.

Now that said, the answer should come quick enough :)
How about the MRX?

Though they don't make them anymore, the bottom looks similar as does the fact that the copper stops at a metplat of sorts.

The LRX is another one that is possible.
Bingo - winner. MRX! 180gr MRX by Barnes.

The MRX is a sweet bullet. The silvex core (instead of lead) allowed for deep penetration and a shorter bullet (compared to TSX).

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Re: Flower identification

Post by Hobknob » 11 Sep 2013, 09:54

fd57 wrote:
Hobknob wrote:
fd57 wrote:
panzermk2 wrote:Barnes TSX
Close, but no cigar. These aren't Barnes TSX.

Now that said, the answer should come quick enough :)
How about the MRX?

Though they don't make them anymore, the bottom looks similar as does the fact that the copper stops at a metplat of sorts.

The LRX is another one that is possible.
Bingo - winner. MRX! 180gr MRX by Barnes.

The MRX is a sweet bullet. The silvex core (instead of lead) allowed for deep penetration and a shorter bullet (compared to TSX).
Yea, I'm a big fan of the MRX, just not a fan of the price tag associated with them :)
The Silvex core was a tungsten based material if I remember right, making it heavier than lead.
I only have a couple of boxes left of them, so I've been using them even more sparingly than before.

Thanks for putting those pics up, it's kind of neat to see what bullets other folks are pushing!
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Re: Flower identification

Post by fd57 » 11 Sep 2013, 11:43

Hobknob wrote: Yea, I'm a big fan of the MRX, just not a fan of the price tag associated with them :)
The Silvex core was a tungsten based material if I remember right, making it heavier than lead.
I only have a couple of boxes left of them, so I've been using them even more sparingly than before.

Thanks for putting those pics up, it's kind of neat to see what bullets other folks are pushing!
There's not an animal in North America that wouldn't fall by this 180gr MRX bullet.

You're right - their "silvex" was/is tungsten like and more dense, so the bullet was heavier than lead filled and could be shorter which allows for more powder.

On the Barnes blog/announcement area back before 2012 they announced no longer making the MRX. Lots of flack and questions why, speculation about the terminal ballistics capability (IE this projectile penetrates through and through), etc. Ultimately a Barnes rep responded that it was because of the price tag - past couple of years (leading up to 2012) more sales for TSX and less for MRX so Barnes decided to abandon MRX.

If you can find the loaded Vital Shok with the MRX bullet it's a great investment. Same for the remaining boxes of bullets. They're out there, just have to look.

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