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Speer Gold Dot - What happened to the dot?

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by ls, Jun 9, 2010.


  1. ls

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    Years ago I bought some Gold Dot ammo that has an elevated column in the center that looks like a dot. Does any one know:
    1) What I am talking about?
    2) When and for how long did they make this ammo?
    3) What happened to the dot (Was there a problem with the design or was it a matter of cutting cost to leave it out)?
    4) Is is ok to use the dot ammo I have?
     

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  2. hurley842002

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    I'm not quite familiar with the design you are talking about, any way you could take a picture of one of them?
     

  3. gh0st614

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    I thought the dot was only visible on expanded rounds. I cant see it in any of mine.
     
  4. Merkavaboy

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    The only current HP ammo that has an "elevated column in the center" is the Federal Hydra-Shok design. Gold Dots have a conventional looking hollow cavity bullet. There's nothing inside it.
     
  5. EL COLONEL

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    That's a hydra shock....................:wavey:
     
  6. cadillacguns

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    Federal Hydra shocks, use em up.
     
  7. ls

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    Thanks. You are all correct about it being Federal Hydra Shock.
     
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