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    Winchester Silvertip

    I'm looking for the Winchester Silvertip 110gr JHP. I'm finding "HP" not the JHP. Whats the difference?


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    Quote Originally Posted by kentuckycarry View Post
    I'm looking for the Winchester Silvertip 110gr JHP. I'm finding "HP" not the JHP. Whats the difference?
    As far as I know, it will be the same thing (in the case of the Silvertip ammunition).
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    Thank you .

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    A JHP is a jacketed hollow point-that means a jacket usually of copper over lead. In the case of the Silvertip ammo, I believe the whole bullet is an alloy with no lead--hence it's just termed HP as a whole alloy hollow point bullet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    A JHP is a jacketed hollow point-that means a jacket usually of copper over lead. In the case of the Silvertip ammo, I believe the whole bullet is an alloy with no lead--hence it's just termed HP as a whole alloy hollow point bullet.
    Thanks for the explanation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    A JHP is a jacketed hollow point-that means a jacket usually of copper over lead. In the case of the Silvertip ammo, I believe the whole bullet is an alloy with no lead--hence it's just termed HP as a whole alloy hollow point bullet.
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    Winchester Silvertips are copper jacketed lead core bullets with a thin plating of nickle on the copper, hence the name.



    Winchester "Silver-tip"
    nickel-plated copper jacket bullet


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    My personal best with a Glock 19 was with 147 grain Silvertip.

    5 rounds touching at 10 yds in rapid fire.

    That was a GOOD day, and I haven't been able to do it since.

    Silvertip doesn't get the press other stuff gets, but its good stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Crunch View Post
    Winchester Silvertips are copper jacketed lead core bullets with a thin plating of nickle on the copper, hence the name.



    Winchester "Silver-tip"
    nickel-plated copper jacket bullet
    Thanks, never knew that..

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    Silvertips are extremely expensive, nearly double the price of LE Ranger SXT.

    Why are you so dead-set on them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalCompact View Post
    Silvertips are extremely expensive, nearly double the price of LE Ranger SXT.

    Why are you so dead-set on them?
    Not dead set on it. I just read that it is good ammo for a snubby...

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    In 1984 we carried IIRC I think they were like 145 grain or sumpin 357 magnum silvertips in our duty guns
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    Winchester makes the .38 special 110 grain non +P Silvertip hollow point for older guns not rated for +P ammunition.

    I use it when I can find it for my wife's S&W 642 even though her gun is safe to use with +P ammo, the Silvertip is easier in the recoil department.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crzy4guns View Post
    Winchester makes the .38 special 110 grain non +P Silvertip hollow point for older guns not rated for +P ammunition.

    I use it when I can find it for my wife's S&W 642 even though her gun is safe to use with +P ammo, the Silvertip is easier in the recoil department.
    I'm not totally sold on the Plus P ammo. The research I've read on the 110 grain silvertips are pretty impressive, especially for a snubby.
    I did get the silvertips...

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    I read a convincing report somewhere that suggested the Winchester White Box JHP 115gr 9mm are the same exact ammo as the Silvertip (in 9mm 115gr) only difference being the nickel plating. I can look up the article if there is interest. No idea about .38...

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