This is a discussion on Strike three ammo within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; 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 ...
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)
i agree with Jerry, I would use it in on a hunt as a snake killer
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It's been done for decades and there's a reason it doesn't sell better than what it does.
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I have always been skeptical of it.
"Anyone worth shooting, is probably worth shooting several times."
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
Last edited by RETSUPT99; April 26th, 2009 at 05:49 AM.
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It's a clever solution to a non-existant problem (to paraphrase Colonel Cooper.)
When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
And the women come out to cut up what remains,
Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
And go to your God like a soldier.
That 105 ft-lbs is probably for all 3 pellets, so one hit is 35 ft-lbs.
Not too good.
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.
"Gun control is being able to hit your target."
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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Another "gimmick" to waste $$ on!
"Don't shout for help at night, you may wake your neighbors"
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.
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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