Is this Federal Hydra Shok Ammo? (PICTURE)

This is a discussion on Is this Federal Hydra Shok Ammo? (PICTURE) within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Cuda66 I wouldn't shoot somebody else's reloads that I knew nothing about...no way, no how. Sounds like the great and powerful Oz. ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuda66 View Post
    I wouldn't shoot somebody else's reloads that I knew nothing about...no way, no how.
    Sounds like the great and powerful Oz.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuda66 View Post
    I wouldn't shoot somebody else's reloads that I knew nothing about...no way, no how.
    Me neither. Begging for trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by natimage View Post
    They may be Federal HST rounds actually...they look just like those. Basically they took the Hydra Shok and took out the post and cut expansion grooves in the bullet.
    That's what I was thinking too.
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    Sorry for the double.


    My simple rule for reloaded ammo is to consider the worst case: Gun blows up and is ruined by the ammo. No company will cover reload damage. If you loaded it, you blame yourself and pay up. If a reputable remanufacturer loaded it, they will pay for the damage they caused. If you don't know, or remember who you got them from, or have doubts about their quality, don't shoot them. In your case you are risking a gun to save $20. Take them to a local gunsmith/gunshop, PD, or pull and recycle the metal and put your powder in the garden.

    And before somebody says it, NO, you can't put them in water or spray WD40/Hoppes/Gunscrubber on them and deactivate them. Not gonna happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by natimage View Post
    They may be Federal HST rounds actually...they look just like those. Basically they took the Hydra Shok and took out the post and cut expansion grooves in the bullet.
    I don't think so. I believe they are Remington Golden Saber. The HST slits are vertical, longer, and not as pronounced as the GS slits. The bes Photos I have found of different rounds are Here (link) . You can click on the photos and get even closer. Based on that, the rounds shown are GS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barstoolguru View Post
    If you’re not sure get a scale and weigh them out and see if they are consistent
    Trying to weigh completed rounds to compare powder load is almost always a crap-shoot. Unless the you're talking about factory loads (maybe), or a very precise hand-loader who batches weighed brass and bullets (unlikely), your numbers will be +/- as much as the entire powder load.

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    Quote Originally Posted by natimage View Post
    They may be Federal HST rounds actually...they look just like those. Basically they took the Hydra Shok and took out the post and cut expansion grooves in the bullet.
    Nope (on both counts).

    Notice how the scoring in the jacket is curved? HST is straight.

    And--the HST is not simply a HydraShok with the post removed. It's actually closer to their older Hi-Shock than anything else (hence HST--Hi-Shock Two)
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    Thanks for the replies

    I firstly wanted to thank everyone for helping me identify these handloads.

    Thanks to some of the links - I feel pretty comfortable in saying the bullets are Rem Golden Sabre, and the Casing is Federal.

    I think the best advice was the simplest. Is a box full of unknown handloads worth the chance at Kaboom on my $800 S&W. Not for me atleast.

    Again, thanks to everyone who chimed in.
    Jeff

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