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WELL SUCK!~I Think>? Got This Ammo As A Freebie!

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by ULVER, May 20, 2013.


  1. ULVER

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  3. WinterWizard

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    Nothing wrong with the old Hydra-Shoks. They have been surpassed by recent bullet designs, but they are still effective.
     
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  4. Tvov

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    So what's wrong with the ammo?
     
  5. RichardB

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    Why the question?
     
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    The ammo is fine for SD.
     
  7. ULVER

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    Yeah, I'm sure these are fine. Like I said, it was a freebie. :cool:\

    I guess I have been use to +P's, for the longest. And, the Hydra-Shok is real old in design. However, it does have a good history.

    With the price of ammunition these days, I shouldn't be picky.
     
  8. BobPistol

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    How did you get it as a freebie?
     
  9. ULVER

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    I gave this guy some Royal Purple motor oil a while back. 5-30 works for his truck. My Crown Vic wants 5-20 these days, so I just gave him the oil.

    He did some work at a gun store, and took payment via ammunition. He gave me a box (50) of the Hydra-Shoks in return.

    Interestingly enough, he said that the gun store, won't even sell ammunition these days, without a purchase of a pistol, rifle, or shotgun. :shocked:
     
  10. unit1069

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    Since you received it as a "freebie" and all ammo is scarce these days you're ahead of the game.

    If you have better self-defense ammo then why not put it away for an emergency? I'd bet my life on Hydra-Shock before I'd bet it on FMJ.
     
  11. ULVER

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    I have a new 6-inch barrel from a Glock 17L...

    I wonder how it would pump this ammo>? :dunno:
     
  12. fastbolt

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    Yeah, many of us have gotten rather used to using +P & +P+ loads over the years, huh? We were using standard pressure 147gr loads for many years (including the Hydra-Shock for a bit) before we eventually changed over to 127gr +P+ and then one of the common 124gr +P loads.

    I'd not lose sleep over carrying it. It might not consistently expand as robustly as some other new bullet designs, under some conditions, but what's new, right? ;) If a nose cavity plugs with heavy cloth, it can become a bit dicey.

    The price was right, at any rate. :)

    The retail/commercial price of ammo nowadays can be pretty incredible. Of course, even the contract/bid pricing LE/Gov can sometimes get has risen quite a bit, too.
     
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