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TeamTactical 11-07-2012 10:33 PM

benefits of silver bullets
I was given a box of winchester silvertip hollow points in .38 super for my 1911. Does anyone see any benefits to using this pricey stuff, besides not getting lead in the target? I know people use silver in hunting. But i dont see the benefits as a self defense round.

lbwar15 11-07-2012 10:37 PM

Are you talking about Winchester silver tip or the casing being silver?

JTJ 11-07-2012 10:39 PM

Are you talking about Winchester silver tips? If so they are not silver. I dont think you will see much silver being used in bullets unless you are going after vampire or werewolves. I dont think you need them for zombies.

TeamTactical 11-07-2012 11:04 PM

yes winchester silvertips. what is the point of the silver?

willfully armed 11-07-2012 11:08 PM

It was just a sales gimmick.

Chainfire 11-07-2012 11:11 PM

The Lone Ranger used silver bullets as a calling card. I guess printers were in short supply in the Old West.

At around $30.00 per Ounce, silver bullets would only be affordable for the top 1%.

willfully armed 11-07-2012 11:24 PM

Its nickel plated brass cases.

The OG soft point rifle ammo was just a lighter colored lead alloy.

lbwar15 11-07-2012 11:32 PM


Originally Posted by AsSeenOnTV

I believe the silver casings are Zinc coated:D

It's nickel plated brass. Good for chamber checks in lo light. And it may or may not run a little smother.

KG7IL 11-07-2012 11:39 PM

Nonetheless - I find them reliable in sw 9mm. auto
I like them

KG7IL 11-08-2012 12:12 AM


Originally Posted by AsSeenOnTV (Post 1005820)
Nickel plating costs more than Zinc plating, with every company trying to stay in business these days, ya sure it is really Nickel plated??:confused:

My silvertips appear to be Nickle plate, but they are 20 years old!

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