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stupid question on caliber and type of ammo
    #13000388 - 08/04/10 09:34 AM (4 years, 1 month ago)

how type of bullet are maded for each caliber?

example: if i buy a 9 mm, could buy hollow point, full metal jacket etc and shoot all with the same pistol?

scuse the stupidity of the question but here in argentina, the people says the only ammo the 9mm shots is full metal jacket.


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Re: stupid question on caliber and type of ammo [Re: x7x_x7x]
    #13000391 - 08/04/10 09:35 AM (4 years, 1 month ago)

Probably. Not every possible combination, but many.


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Re: stupid question on caliber and type of ammo [Re: x7x_x7x]
    #13002795 - 08/04/10 07:25 PM (4 years, 1 month ago)

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if i buy a 9 mm, could buy hollow point, full metal jacket etc and shoot all with the same pistol?




Yes.

Hollow points are more expensive than FMJ.  If you're target shooting, I'd just get FMJ.
If you're going to kill someone/something, go with the hollow points. The bullets are the same
size. Hollow points expand on impact to cause more damage, FMJs do not.


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Re: stupid question on caliber and type of ammo [Re: x7x_x7x]
    #13026774 - 08/09/10 04:04 PM (4 years, 1 month ago)

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x7x_x7x said:
how type of bullet are maded for each caliber?

example: if i buy a 9 mm, could buy hollow point, full metal jacket etc and shoot all with the same pistol?

scuse the stupidity of the question but here in argentina, the people says the only ammo the 9mm shots is full metal jacket.






lol WOW. that is a stupid question.

YES.  you can fire any type of the SAME caliber, whether it be FMJ, HP, SHP or frag, from the same weapon.


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Re: stupid question on caliber and type of ammo [Re: grewya]
    #13026808 - 08/09/10 04:10 PM (4 years, 1 month ago)

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x7x_x7x said:
if i buy a 9 mm, could buy hollow point, full metal jacket etc and shoot all with the same pistol?




Yes.

Hollow points are more expensive than FMJ.  If you're target shooting, I'd just get FMJ.
If you're going to kill someone/something, go with the hollow points. The bullets are the same
size. Hollow points expand on impact to cause more damage, FMJs do not.





just to clear something up, so you dont confuse this guy, FMJ is just as deadly as any other type of round if you are a decent aim.  hollow points just turn the insides into hamburger meat instead of ripping a mortal wound into you.


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Re: stupid question on caliber and type of ammo [Re: LeftyBurnz]
    #13026843 - 08/09/10 04:17 PM (4 years, 1 month ago)

True. A FMJ to the head/heart/other vital organ, will most definitively kill. 

I'd just never use hollow points for target practice....unless they were free. :wink:

Mmmmm, hamburger. :tongue:


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Re: stupid question on caliber and type of ammo [Re: grewya]
    #13026974 - 08/09/10 04:35 PM (4 years, 1 month ago)

oh absolutely.  hell i havent bought anything besides FMJ in a long while.  my 9mm is the only firearm i keep HP in.  only because that is my main home defense weapon ATM, and HP are safer when worrying about going through walls.


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Re: stupid question on caliber and type of ammo [Re: LeftyBurnz]
    #13066146 - 08/17/10 09:51 PM (4 years, 1 month ago)

Most guns will fire both, but some older type semi-auto pistols have a problem with hollow points. 1911's are notorious for not chambering hollow points unless the feed ramp has been polished, though newer guns may not have this problem. I think that all guns of newer designs shouldn't have any problem.


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Re: stupid question on caliber and type of ammo [Re: Yacub]
    #13066182 - 08/17/10 09:58 PM (4 years, 1 month ago)

never heard of anyone having this problem.


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Re: stupid question on caliber and type of ammo [Re: LeftyBurnz]
    #13066223 - 08/17/10 10:05 PM (4 years, 1 month ago)

Just did some checking and one source says that it is a myth, though there must have been enough truth to it for the myth to form.

I had this problem a long time ago, and was told about it by some friends. I'll fire some hollow points out of the 1911 that I currently own the next time I go shooting and see how it handles.


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Re: stupid question on caliber and type of ammo [Re: Yacub]
    #13274253 - 10/01/10 10:59 AM (4 years, 17 hours ago)

Also remember x7x, 9mm, 9mm luger and 9x19 are all the same ammunition:thumbup:


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Re: stupid question on caliber and type of ammo [Re: dangermike78]
    #13276994 - 10/01/10 10:03 PM (4 years, 6 hours ago)

thanks!


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Re: stupid question on caliber and type of ammo [Re: x7x_x7x]
    #13440423 - 11/05/10 09:17 PM (3 years, 10 months ago)

Don't go to the range and fire FMJ, otherwise you will have concrete flying downrange and a pissed shop owner. You can tell immediately just by the volume of sound, let alone the concrete richocheting around down range. Also FMJ are great for putting holes in kevlar.


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Re: stupid question on caliber and type of ammo [Re: LinnaeusAzul]
    #13495534 - 11/17/10 12:07 AM (3 years, 10 months ago)

don't forget that some calibers also have jacketed hollow points, sort of the best of both worlds.

check out the ammo selection at cabela's online to get a sense of what might be available in any given size.

Also, jacketed bullets supposedly keep your barrel cleaner by preventing lead deposits from building up.


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Re: stupid question on caliber and type of ammo [Re: Larrythescaryrex]
    #13503731 - 11/18/10 03:06 PM (3 years, 10 months ago)

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don't forget that some calibers also have jacketed hollow points, sort of the best of both worlds.

check out the ammo selection at cabela's online to get a sense of what might be available in any given size.

Also, jacketed bullets supposedly keep your barrel cleaner by preventing lead deposits from building up.




Word up on the jacked hallow points. I have them for my 38 and they tear shit up. Military surplus is where it's at:thumbup:


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Re: stupid question on caliber and type of ammo [Re: x7x_x7x]
    #13536366 - 11/24/10 06:47 PM (3 years, 10 months ago)

explain?


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Re: stupid question on caliber and type of ammo [Re: LeftyBurnz]
    #13536418 - 11/24/10 06:57 PM (3 years, 10 months ago)

check on the manufacturer's website. some older guns don"t take new styles of ammo well.


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Re: stupid question on caliber and type of ammo [Re: broken]
    #13536708 - 11/24/10 07:58 PM (3 years, 10 months ago)

can you give any examples?


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Re: stupid question on caliber and type of ammo [Re: LeftyBurnz]
    #14937299 - 08/17/11 03:25 PM (3 years, 1 month ago)

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LeftyBurnz said:
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x7x_x7x said:
how type of bullet are maded for each caliber?

example: if i buy a 9 mm, could buy hollow point, full metal jacket etc and shoot all with the same pistol?

scuse the stupidity of the question but here in argentina, the people says the only ammo the 9mm shots is full metal jacket.






lol WOW. that is a stupid question.

YES.  you can fire any type of the SAME caliber, whether it be FMJ, HP, SHP or frag, from the same weapon.


In theory yes, but not all ammo will cycle correctly in some semi auto weapons. Depending on the feed ramp design, some hollow points may hang up and fail to feed. The only way to be sure is to try the ammo you want and see if it cycles.


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