Show off your weird ammo!

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Gizord1, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. Gizord1

    Gizord1 New Member

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    Lets see what kind of odd, neat, experimental, discontinued, or collectible ammo y'all have!
    I'll start.

    In order from most common to least:

    Common:
    .22 aguila supermaximium, and colibris
    Winchester PDX1 defense ammo

    Uncommon:
    Piney mountain .22 green tracer
    CCI .38/.357 shotshells (discontinued)
    Hollow point .25 auto
    Winchester silver tip .357 and .44 mag
    Live .50 BMG tracer
    26.5mm flares
    9mm simunition paint rounds
    12 gauge gold comet flares
    .303 steel core AP and tracer

    Very uncommon/rare:
    7.62x39mm incendiary (blue tip)
    7.62x39 BZ russian API
    .22 tear gas cartridges
    8mm ranging tracers (WWII era)
    Brass .410 shell (1920s era)
    FN steel core, nickel jacket 8mm ammo
    Steel core 8mm Mauser bullets
    2mm pinfire blanks and live rounds

    And exotic shotgun ammo
     

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  2. SRK97

    SRK97 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I don't think Those CCI .38/.357 shotshells are discontinued.
     

  3. Gizord1

    Gizord1 New Member

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    They're not?
    Last I checked, CCI quit makin em.
    Maybe they started, again.
    I think it was dumb they discontinued a good product, in the first place.
     
  4. austin92

    austin92 New Member

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    My buddy has an ammo can full of those steel core 8mm Mauser rounds
     
  5. Gizord1

    Gizord1 New Member

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    WHAT?!
    I have only seen the box I have, and multiple other collectors have never seen any! Do you know where he got em?
     
  6. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Well, here is PART of the odd stuff. Smallest is a 2mm, largest a 4 gauge shotshell.

    Some are centerfire, rimfire, lipfire, pinfire, cupfire, inside primed centerfire (Benet primed). externally primed Burnside and Maynard rounds. Have 1 reproduction round of Crispin. Have 1 original air marshal's load (lead shot, in a cloth bag, 38 Special) AP, tracer, wood bullet, gas rounds, caseless, electrically primed, shot loads, multiball loads, blanks, paint marker, frangible bullets, plastic bullets, plastic cased cartridges.

    Shotshells 4, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32 g. 410s. 9mm, and 6mm shotgun shells.

    And I have not scratched the surface of what a SERIOUS collector gets in to!

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    Oh- and two Gyrojet rocket pistol rounds, and one Dardick Tround (.38)
     
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  7. Gizord1

    Gizord1 New Member

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    Oh.my.God.
    You have almost every type of cartridge I wish to collect! Btw, is the 14 gauge the shell for the martini Henry shotgun?
    The electric primed is a remington etron x, isn't it?
    I have seen wooden bullets. I remover reading online, some people said that German 8mm wooden bullets were a myth, yadda yadda, well at a local collectors show, there is this guy who collects nazi paraphernalia, and he has some of the real wooden bullet rounds. I had to make sure they were it, and they were the real deal!
    I almost got my hands on some all plastic 12 gauge shells. I can't remember who made em, but they were discontinued and now are collectible. I know someone who had some, but whenever I ask em about it, they had shot em on a hunting trip. :l

    Also, you wouldn't happen to have any of the 7.62x51 Israeli tear gas ammo, would you?
     
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  8. gunnut07

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    I've got some
    280 Ross
    308 Norma Mag
    25-35
    25-20
    32-40

    and a few others.
     
  9. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    The only thing I consider weird that I own I still make ammo for and shoot. I am not aware of anyone that manufactures factory ammo for it anymore. That would be the 7-30 Waters. It is a Wildcat cartridge. It is a 30-30 case that is necked down to 7mm. It is fire formed with the 7mm bullet to push the neck forward to make room for more powder. Then it is sized again to make the final cartridge.

    Wow! I did a Google search just too see if anyone makes it. Federal is making a 120 grain round. It is available online through Cabelas. It is $31.99 for 20 rounds!!!! Holy crap! It costs me about $.20 a round to make my own. That is $4 a box. I won't be buying it anytime soon!
     
  10. c3shooter

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    No, the 14 g is an antique 14 g. Also have a Greener Police gun round (weird, 12 taper to 14 ) Electric primed is a 12 g Electaprime. All plastic 12 and 20 is Wando brand- translucent, see thru plastic. SOME of the wood bullets were military blanks, some were close range target loads. SOME used a hollow thin wood bullet to hold fine shot for a pistol.

    Also have a few subcaliber training rounds- very small cartridge fired thru an adapter in a military firearm. 4mm Luger centerfire, special 9mm round fired in the AT-4 rocket launcher trainer, .297/230 Morris, etc. Then there is just flat strange stuff- .14 Alton Jones, the Colt 9.8mm Auto, .35 S&W Auto, .30 Pedersen, etc.
     
  11. c3shooter

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    Rick- the 7-30 Waters is a darned good little round. If you think THAT is pricey, I inherited a Winchester 71 in .348 Winchester. About $79/ 20 rounds.
     
  12. Gizord1

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    .30 Pedersen???
    That's like gold in milsurp ammo collecting!
    I have seen mags and cartridges for the SMAW spotting rifles, but not the one for the AT4. Are they similar?
     
  13. c3shooter

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    AT-4 is a LAW on steroids. For trainer, it has a subcaliber insert that uses a special 9mm Parabellum tracer that is loaded WAY down, so trajectory matches the trajectory of an AT-4 rocket. Looks like this:

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  14. towboater

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    7.62X45 I left it in the basement and ruined it.

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  15. sputnik1988

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    Heck, I think I had a box of em... Shot em up:eek:
     
  16. mtnbadger

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    My collection of old cartridges, I pick up a couple each gun show I go to.
     
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  18. austin92

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    Found them at a gun show. Guy selling them thought they were 30-06 milsurp lol
     
  19. mtnbadger

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    Some more odd ammo.
     
  20. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Subscribed! Freaking wow. I have nothing interesting, .45 ACP and 12 gauge, that's it. Just enjoying the show here...