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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. Merkavaboy

    Merkavaboy Code-7A KUZ769

  2. WinterWizard


    Jan 17, 2012
    Nothing wrong with the old Hydra-Shoks. They have been surpassed by recent bullet designs, but they are still effective.
    Last edited: May 20, 2013
  3. Tvov


    Sep 30, 2000
  4. ULVER

    ULVER Dixie Rebel

    Jan 8, 2001
    ATL., GA. USA
    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.
  5. ULVER

    ULVER Dixie Rebel

    Jan 8, 2001
    ATL., GA. USA
    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:
  6. unit1069


    Oct 10, 2007
    So. Central US
    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.
  7. ULVER

    ULVER Dixie Rebel

    Jan 8, 2001
    ATL., GA. USA
    I have a new 6-inch barrel from a Glock 17L...

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


    Jun 9, 2002
    CA Central Coast
    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.
    Last edited: May 21, 2013