Super Vel ammo ???

Super Vel ammo ???

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    Cool Super Vel ammo ???

    Hi , can someone some background on the Super Vel ammo company ??
    Below are two pictures of vintage Super Vel ammo boxes , how old are they ??
    how did they shoot ?? stopping power ??
    please post, rojo




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    Hi again rojo;

    Going to the other extreme in bullet weight ranges for the .38 Special cartridge from your interest in 200 grain slugs in your other thead, I once chronographed some Super Vel in a 4-inch Smith & Wesson Model 10. It achieved 1237 fps and 376 ft./lbs of energy at the muzzle. According to my notes it was July of 1980 when I took the measurments. That was the locally famous "summer of 1980" in Texas which likely still holds the record here for most days over 100F so the ammo may have been "hot" in more ways than one.

    Used the Super Vel in the same revolver on a deer once as a finishing shot after dropping a buck with a spine shot. Though he immediately expired after being shot through the heart at close range, the bullet ranged far down the front leg on the opposite side after penetrating the heart, ending up at the knee joint. Upon cutting it out I found that the lead nose was slightly malformed. Except for the rifling marks it could have been used again. After this and a few other instances I began to be skeptical of hollow point ammunition. The Super Vel seemed speedy but gave uneven expansion performance. Things are apparently better now than they were 30 years ago.

    I moved last year and discovered a couple more old boxes of Super Vel ammunition when packing my junk. One has had a few rounds fired from it so I may test the Super Vel again one of these days.

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    Cool Super Vel ammo ???

    hi again bmcgilvray, you have come to my aid again , I now know where to come to have my obscure questions answer, I do have two boxes of Super Vel projectiles , I will post a picture soon , many thanks rojo

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    Super Vel ammo ???

    Hi guys , here is a picture of a box of Super Vel bullets , 125 gr hollow points , rojo



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