Help with ID'ing these rounds

Discussion in 'Ammo, Reloading & Accessories' started by Devildog9999, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. Devildog9999

    Devildog9999 .45 acp U.S. Military

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    An FFL buddy of mine had a bunch of these 45 rounds laying around from a customer who passed away, and I would like to know what they are if any of you know?
     

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  2. E the massive

    E the massive 6.5 Creedmoor

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  3. Devildog9999

    Devildog9999 .45 acp U.S. Military

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    There are 2 different kinds - which ones are the Hydras?
     
  4. enigma

    enigma .40 S&W

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    Neither are Hydra-shocks. Hydra-shocks have a post in the center of the cavity and are head stamped by Federal.

    I think the first one is a Winchester-Western JHP. Guessing from around the 80's. The second looks to be Speer Gold Dots. The Speer is an 8 petal bullet in your picture, but the current gold dots I see online are only 7 petal. Maybe they made them differently a while back.
     
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  5. FLA45fan

    FLA45fan .223 Rem

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    Reloads, both using Speer Gold Dots, probably different bullet weight. Commercially loaded Gold Dots are typically loaded in nickeled plated brass. Weight the individual cartridge, should be different weights. Only a guess 185 gr and 230 gr loads.
    As stated above HydraShok will have a post in the middle. Gold Dot bullets will look like "silver" in the middle.
     
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