Help me out--Thompson bullet profile?
Ray Thompson. He was a forest ranger. His bullet deviated from Keith's in that from front driving band was smaller but the frontal profile was longer. His bullet designs were gas checked, but can be found and used without the check.Help me out--Thompson bullet profile?
Those are some nice-looking bullets. I presume the longer ogive is to reduce drag, retain velocity, increase effective range?
Not really sure LM. I read somewhere that it was to. " true " the bullet more quickly as it past into the barrel.Those are some nice-looking bullets. I presume the longer ogive is to reduce drag, retain velocity, increase effective range?
However I do have a question for those in the thread. I have heard many mention a plugged nickel. Never saw one and if I did, I did not know what one would be. Can someone show me a plugged nickel or tell me what to look for in order to find one.
FWIW-I think the term is for a nickel that someone, thru some means, punched a hole in. Since they only worth 5 cents, and rendered worthless, I think the old timers " coined" the phrase back in the day when 5 cents could actually buy something, to show their lack of desire for comparison.
I have seen old nickels with holes drilled in them for what I suppose is to wear on a necklace or something.
I have seen my grandfather toss a few in the air for shooting with his 22 rifle and get " plugged".
I'm with ya, g-man......I'd give an arm and a leg.
Now, I don't want to ruffle feathers, but if you are a younger shooter on the black tactical plastical guns, you don't know what you are missing.
Don't know what you're talkin' about... :smile:I'm with ya, g-man.
A 4" S&W k-frame is just right in so many ways. I have several and they point and shoot so naturally.
It's no mystery why they were the sidearms of choice for just about every LE agency in the country for decades.