April 25th, 2009 08:16 PM
Strike three ammo
Anyone use any strike three ammo? The "buckshot" for .357 or .38. Supposed to be three 30cal balls in a .357. Wondering if this would be a good alternative for a snubbie.
•Three Separate Lead Projectiles In Each Cartridge
•Buck Shot Pellets Are Encapsulated in Plastic for Easy Loading and Smooth Feeding
•Ideal For Self Defense and Maximum Stopping Power in Close Range Situations (0-15 yards)
•Blue Plastic Tip
•Muzzle Velocity: 850 FPS
•Muzzle Energy: 105 Ft.-lbs.
(PIC & specs added by qkshooter)
April 25th, 2009 08:25 PM
I don't have any experience with it, but I would not use it. I think penetration and accuracy would suffer. I doubt that the buckshot would be consistent in accuracy.
Originally Posted by wormy
April 25th, 2009 08:33 PM
i agree with Jerry, I would use it in on a hunt as a snake killer
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April 25th, 2009 09:30 PM
It's been done for decades and there's a reason it doesn't sell better than what it does.
April 25th, 2009 09:34 PM
I have always been skeptical of it.
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April 25th, 2009 10:12 PM
I'll take a 125gr jhp at 1250 fps over that any day.
Originally Posted by wormy
Or even a 38 spl +p 158gr lswchp at 850 fps from a snubby.
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April 25th, 2009 10:32 PM
The only thing I can relate to in .38 is my 'snake shot' used when I accompany the wife to get her pine needles for making her baskets.
Other than that, I want a solid bullet for SD...OMOYMV
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April 26th, 2009 01:31 AM
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April 26th, 2009 02:53 AM
That 105 ft-lbs is probably for all 3 pellets, so one hit is 35 ft-lbs.
Not too good.
April 26th, 2009 05:30 AM
I'm not convinced that the firing this round gives you just 3 pellets all the same. I'm not convinced that this would be your best option.
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April 26th, 2009 10:33 AM
Its a gimmick that sounds good in theory but its not so good in practicle application.
If it worked as well as it should, every agency in the country would be carrying it.
Instead, its seen only with the other "exotic" ammo selections at gun shows.
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February 4th, 2014 10:43 AM
Yes and they held 2 inch groups at 30+ feet, They are Very Good for Close Quarters
I have Used these 3 strike ammo in MY Rossi 357Mag , and they Hold 2" groups at 30+ feet, Great for Close Quarters.
Originally Posted by wormy
February 4th, 2014 12:14 PM
Another "gimmick" to waste $$ on!
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February 4th, 2014 12:28 PM
forgive me if my engineering/ballistics lingo is bad.
but a conical projectile utilising rifling was one of the most significant advancements in firearms design. i don't think any colonial would trade his high tech Kentucky Rifle for a blunderbuss. you lose velocity and accuracy. no possibility for expanding ammo.
look at shotguns. the only time you use a shotgun with shot, is when you need to drastically increase hit potential(small fast, birds, rabbits etc), and/or reduce penetration and reduce risk from missed projectiles travelling great distances.
but if you need to kill something? without significant concern for overpentration, stray bullets, and your target is relatively easy to hit. a single conical bullet is ALWAYS the preferred choice. a .357 firing buckshot may pattern a little at 10 feet. but is that 4" wide print really going to increase your hit potential very much? no.
February 4th, 2014 01:46 PM
I don't think I've ever heard of it. I definitely don't think I'd ever use it either.
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