Is this Federal Hydra Shok Ammo? (PICTURE)

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    Is this Federal Hydra Shok Ammo? (PICTURE)

    I recently found some ammo, I purchased a few years ago at a gun show. I cannot remember the brand and was hoping someone could identify the cartridge.

    I have a couple issues - I try to only shoot manufacturer loaded rounds, and was curious if you can tell by sight, if this is an authentic FC cartridge, or some hand loaded variety.

    Any information would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
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    Remington Golden Sabre.But looks like it is loaded in Federal brass

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    Look inside the hollow point cavity. Is there a post? If there is a post in the cavity, it is Hydra-shok. No post, it isn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glockrocker View Post
    Remington Golden Sabre.But looks like it is loaded in Federal brass
    They are Remington Golden sabers. Good call...

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    +1 on the Remington Golden Sabers, carry them in my 1911, a good round.
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    Rmington sells Gold Saber bullets as reloading components, Federal doesn't sell Hydra Shok. I can't see the pics (I'm stuck at work) but if it's GS bullets in Federal brass, it's reloads and I would pass.
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    Rmington sells Gold Saber bullets as reloading components, Federal doesn't sell Hydra Shok. I can't see the pics (I'm stuck at work) but if it's GS bullets in Federal brass, it's reloads and I would pass.
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    Definately reloads then, because the base of the casing is stamped "FC". And the load has NO post and looks very similiar to the Gold Saber as previously mentioned.

    I am guessing a handload job, that is a bit disappointing.

    I currently have my carry with CorBon Glaser PowrBalls, so it wont be anything I carry.

    Do you think its okay to send downrange?

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    Actually after reading a couple other forums about bad handloads, I don't think i'll even take the chance on these rounds.

    Whats the best way to dispose??

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    looks like ammo to me shoot it up but don't use it for self defense

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    I wouldn't shoot somebody else's reloads that I knew nothing about...no way, no how.
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    If you’re not sure get a scale and weigh them out and see if they are consistent

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlpanian View Post
    Definately reloads then, because the base of the casing is stamped "FC". And the load has NO post and looks very similiar to the Gold Saber as previously mentioned.

    I am guessing a handload job, that is a bit disappointing.

    I currently have my carry with CorBon Glaser PowrBalls, so it wont be anything I carry.

    Do you think its okay to send downrange?
    Without knowing what the powder charge is, how could anyone know???
    If you bought it from a reputable company, it might be fine, but if you can't remember (or don't know) who loaded it up, then it's a crap shoot.

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    Bullet puller, recyle that stuff.

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    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.
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