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Old 11-07-2012, 10:33 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 11-07-2012, 10:37 PM   #2
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Are you talking about Winchester silver tip or the casing being silver?

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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.

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

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It was just a sales gimmick.

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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%.

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Its nickel plated brass cases.

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

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I believe the silver casings are Zinc coated
It's nickel plated brass. Good for chamber checks in lo light. And it may or may not run a little smother.
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Nonetheless - I find them reliable in sw 9mm. auto
I like them

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Nickel plating costs more than Zinc plating, with every company trying to stay in business these days, ya sure it is really Nickel plated??
My silvertips appear to be Nickle plate, but they are 20 years old!
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