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« Last post by PKocher on October 23, 2014, 04:30:21 PM »
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Does Hornady sell their bullets to Starline to load into their cartridges? The reason I ask is this:
Yesterday, my colleagues and I were doing some test firing into pig skin for the medical examiner for a case. The ammo we used was Hornady 45-70 Gov't, 325 gr. "LeveRevolution" JHP's, with the kind with the little red nubby insert in the hollow point cavity. After a few shots, we noticed these little star shapes in the mannequin's face. Looks remarkably like the star shape of your bullet. We also found one of the red inserts on the ground after shooting. After 9 shots, that was the only one we recovered. See attached photos.
I wonder if your bullet is a 9mm Hornady bullet, minus the insert??
Edit: the 3rd photo I added is a live cartridge after I pulled the insert out with pliers
« Last post by rpkent on October 22, 2014, 11:52:25 AM »
A few people have asked about a side and base view of this bullet so here they are.
The submission says this bullet went through an adjoining wall inside an apartment and "severed" a water line. I keep going back and forth with it being manufactured vs. just some fluky impact that caused that shape.
Thanks again for all of the input.
Edited to crop and reduce file size to prevent server from crashing
« Last post by Jay Stuart on October 17, 2014, 03:03:48 PM »
See attached job posting.
« Last post by Axel Manthei on October 17, 2014, 12:24:37 PM »
do you habe a side view and a picture of the base?
What did it hit?
So far it looks like nothing I have seen before.
« Last post by rpkent on October 15, 2014, 09:47:15 AM »
115 gr 9mm
It shall be added to the HSG. Great find!
Caliber and bullet weight would be helpful. There are some folks here with strong Google-Fu.
« Last post by rpkent on October 14, 2014, 05:27:50 PM »
I am working a case in which one of the bullets recovered from the scene has this star shaped cavity that I have never seen before and I was wondering if anyone has seen this? The cartridge case recovered is Starline if that helps. Any insight is greatly appreciated.
edited to zoom in on bullet and make file size smaller
Thanks for the heads up for the new headstamp. Their webpage also lists 22 Mag.
Firearms/Toolmark Examiner Mentor (Herat, AFG) (Secret Clearance) by PKocher
[October 23, 2014, 04:30:21 PM]
Re: Interesting Bullet by Jill Therriault
[October 23, 2014, 07:50:31 AM]
Re: Interesting Bullet by rpkent
[October 22, 2014, 11:52:25 AM]
Firearm Examiner - City of Chicago by Jay Stuart
[October 17, 2014, 03:03:48 PM]
Re: Interesting Bullet by Axel Manthei
[October 17, 2014, 12:24:37 PM]
Re: Interesting Bullet by rpkent
[October 15, 2014, 09:47:15 AM]
Re: 22 Rimfire Headstamp by Jill Therriault
[October 15, 2014, 08:01:34 AM]
Re: Interesting Bullet by Chris Monturo
[October 15, 2014, 07:13:05 AM]
Interesting Bullet by rpkent
[October 14, 2014, 05:27:50 PM]
Re: 22 Rimfire Headstamp by Evan Thompson
[October 14, 2014, 04:19:46 PM]
Re: 22 Rimfire Headstamp by Shallyn McFarland
[October 14, 2014, 03:43:55 PM]
Re: 22 Rimfire Headstamp by Samantha Harter
[October 14, 2014, 03:11:09 PM]
Re: 22 Rimfire Headstamp by Matthew Kurimsky
[October 14, 2014, 02:57:18 PM]
22 Rimfire Headstamp by Shallyn McFarland
[October 14, 2014, 02:33:14 PM]
Re: New Headstamps (part 2) by Eric Warren
[October 13, 2014, 11:37:26 AM]