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Somewhere in one of the threads on the Forum, I read an article about the early Hydra-Shock rounds. As it happens I have a partial box of those rounds, I know not where they came from or how I have them. As the pictures show, the bullet shape is markedly different from the Federal product. I am a fan of Hydra-Shocks and have carried them often.

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I know when we were cleaning out the closets and inventorying everything we found a number of boxes of Hydra-Shock bullets, perhaps 200 of 9mm and 300 of .45 ACP.
 

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I have a full box in 44RM. Probably never use them. I prefer loading my own and it's always Sierra boolets.
 
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My avatar picture blowing up a hard, thick cinder block was from a 629/6.5" loaded with Remington 240gr JSPs. Chunks of the block landed over 25 feet away, the green bottle filled with water sent hundreds of tiny ~1mm-2mm plastic shards everywhere, one of the more exciting range sessions. :)

There are a number of .357mag bullet designs that perform very well against bone and soft tissue, an excellent caliber for wound trauma incapacitation. :)
 

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Scroll to inventions in 1988 or so. This guy invented them, Federal later bought the rights.


 

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Burczynski was a genius in getting pistol bullets to expand. I shot Starfire in a 9mm, and the recoil was mild. And they opened up very well.

I want to get some .45 Auto +P HydraShok, which I am certain will put a punk down, with 1 shot.
 

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'''all along I thought Hydra Shocks were on '57 DeSoto's ".... :p
 
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