PUBLIC Forums => Public Forums => Headstamp Submissions => Topic started by: Ashely Northcutt on December 07, 2010, 07:56:28 PM

Title: Bullet Base Stamps
Post by: Ashely Northcutt on December 07, 2010, 07:56:28 PM
I'd like to propose a Bullet Base Stamps folder for the gallery.   ;D

In the meantime, here's a few to get things started.

"M": Barnes magnum copper hollow point bullets (mostly 30 cal.), designed to open at high velocity and not break petals. Info from SHOT Show 2010: Barnes rep. Chandler Bates.
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"X": Barnes super high velocity copper hollow point bullets, designed to open at high velocity and not break petals. Info from SHOT Show 2010: Barnes rep. Chandler Bates.
 
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"T": Federal tactical 223 rem 55gr soft point. (from box)
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Title: Re: Bullet Base Stamps
Post by: Nat Pearlson on December 07, 2010, 08:15:58 PM
T originally was on Trophy Bonded Bear Claw bullets which Federal loaded.  I saw them manufacturing the bullets at Federal on a tour a long time ago and I think they acquired the rights to sell them in loaded ammunition (not sure on the specifics here).  Federal still lists the bullet being available  in a variety of big game calibers (Vital-Shok line now with polymer tips).  It looks like Speer is selling the bullets for reloading now and they have calibers ranging from .224 to .475.  I have not seen these, so I dont know if they still bear the T on the base. They may be available as components or in loaded ammunition from other sources that I dont know about.  Ashely is certainly right about the listed load bearing a T.  I just wanted to let those who might not be aware that you could run into the T on other loads and calibers.

Nat
Title: Re: Bullet Base Stamps
Post by: Chris Monturo on December 08, 2010, 07:28:44 AM
Ashley,

Great idea.  If possible, I would suggest a photo of the box of ammunition also.  That would help with case documentation.

Also, if any AFTE article has been authored on the topic, a citation of the article.

Chris
Title: Re: Bullet Base Stamps
Post by: Ashely Northcutt on October 11, 2013, 09:08:13 PM
Test fired a .22 five times in the tank using Remington High Velocity 22 LR ammunition from lab supply.
 
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Noticed with interest that each of the test fired bullets had a different bullet base stamp...
 
U,Y,R,W and an H (or U,Y,R,M and an I?)
 
OR
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It's like bullet ouija! Apparently I need to shoot more to get the rest of the message...  :D
 
(Yes this is a blatant thread bump to try and weasel a bullet base stamp folder into the Headstamp Gallery. ;) )
Title: Re: Bullet Base Stamps
Post by: Evan Thompson on October 12, 2013, 12:42:30 AM
Hope this thread helps.
http://www.afte.org/forum/smf1/index.php?topic=2176.msg9856#msg9856 (http://www.afte.org/forum/smf1/index.php?topic=2176.msg9856#msg9856)
Title: Re: Bullet Base Stamps
Post by: Jill Therriault on October 14, 2013, 08:28:38 AM
Sounds like a good idea.  I'll get a folder started for it in the HSG.  I'll include a link to Evan's previous thread about the CD with additional photos.
 
Thanks, Ashely, for providing the start-up photos!  :)
Title: Re: Bullet Base Stamps
Post by: Chris Monturo on October 15, 2013, 07:29:04 AM
Evan,
 
Could that information be placed into a PDF document to shrink the size and info to something that could be posted and printed off if needed for court?
 
Thanks
Chris
Title: Re: Bullet Base Stamps
Post by: Evan Thompson on October 15, 2013, 08:28:39 AM
Good idea Chris.
Title: Re: Bullet Base Stamps
Post by: Brian Smelser on October 30, 2013, 05:12:43 PM
I believe the Trophy Bonded Sledgehammer has the T on the nose of the bullet.
 
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