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    PMC Eldorado Starfire???

    I just picked up a 20 round box of the .38spl+p 125 grain stuff for $11.98. Never seen this before, but it looks pretty mean. Anyone seen these (i'm sure someone has), or is it a discontinued item?? I can't find a whole lotta info on 'em.
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    Re: PMC Eldorado Starfire???

    PMC is out of business, so that is a discontinued item.

    I think that they were PMC's answer to the evil Winchester Black Talons - very similar, and they may actually have been manufactured by the same outfit. I don't particularly want to get shot with a FMJ, but I'd really hate to get shot with one of those things.

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    Re: PMC Eldorado Starfire???

    I've shot some of that before. It went where it was pointed, etc. That is about all I can say about it. I didn't test it at all. I asked the same questions and I was told it's technology had been surpassed by the Gold Dots, XTP's, etc.

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    Re: PMC Eldorado Starfire???

    The bullet was designed by the same gentleman who came up with the hydrashok. Back in the days when I was editing Trail's End magazine (to show how long ago that was, I didn't know PMC was out of business), PMC was one of our sponsors, and I used a lot of it in firearms testing. It always shot well, right in there with the rest of the big boys. However, I never shot anything except paper with it, so I can't testify on terminal ballistics.
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    Re: PMC Eldorado Starfire???

    I need to 'fess up to being wrong about PMC being out of business. A while back, I read somewhere that they sold off their U.S. brass-making equipment to Jamison and others - and just assumed that they were headed out of business. Seems they are running full-swing in S. Korea - with no production facilities in the US at this time. Sorry!

    Starfire is still offered by them:
    http://www.pmcammo.com/catalog.html

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    Re: PMC Eldorado Starfire???

    Hey F150...way to support the S. Korea economy...
    Seriously, I've never even heard of this before..I must be out of t his loop too...you should post some pics of one of these little beauties.

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    Re: PMC Eldorado Starfire???

    Here's a link to the PMC Starfire Line.... http://www.pmcammo.com/starfire.html

    I have several boxes of Starfire in 10mm from my days of carrying a 1066.

    Pretty snappy to shoot, second only (as I recall) to the Norma 170 grn JHP's in percieved recoil....

    Staring down that Hollow Point is like peering into a Saw Mill...

    Viscious looking stuff.... but then again in those Pre-PC days you could get these as well....



    Note the "Pingrabber", 4th from the right....



    The infamous "Jacketed Claw"....



    And what is beleived to be a permutation of Jim Cirillo's "Manstopper".

    As market-efective as these lurid as these names were, I'm sure to call your ammo such today would invite a bushel basket of lawsuits.....
    ".... Evil Flourishes When Good Men Do Nothing...."

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    Re: PMC Eldorado Starfire???

    NULLI SECUNDUS

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    Re: PMC Eldorado Starfire???

    xtm, no harm done. I'm glad to know they're still around. They do produced a good product.
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    Re: PMC Eldorado Starfire???

    I have several boxes of the Starfire rounds in multiple calibers. I had always heard it was a derivative of the Black Talon. I have never read anything on terminal ballistics on them however. As for PMC ammo, I always liked the stuff. It was cheaper than Federal, Win, and Rem but seemed to be just as reliable and performed well. I shot PMC ammo in my .308 using BarnesX bullets. I always loved those rounds, as they were pretty consistently accurate and pretty much retained 100% of the bullet weight. I don't think you can go wrong with the Starfires.
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