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Artist Sabine Pearlman recently shared a seried of photographs, titled “Ammo”, which shows off the inner workings of a handful of interesting rounds. We’re taking a look at some of the highlights of the series, with a mixture of uncommon rifle and pistol rounds that have more going on than your typical 9mil hollowpoint.

 

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From left to right we have three rifle rounds, beginning with a short-range 7.62x51mm plastic training tracer round. In the center is a Vietnam-era 7.62mm sabotage cartridge, with most of the powder charge replaced with high explosives designed to disable a weapon. On the far right is a 6.5x55mm wooden blank, used for military training in some countries.

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These two are 9x19mm special purpose cartridges. Pictured on the left is Cobra “High Safety” ammunition, which consists of multiple steel darts in a custom polymer sabot.  The round on the right is Israeli riot control ammunition, and has tiny shot embedded in resin, set to disperse after firing.

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Finally, we have two out of the ordinary handgun rounds. Pictured on the left is .450 Adams, a short, broad British pistol round with excellent stopping power that has fallen out of mainstream use in favor of .38 Special. On the right is .38 Speer Target, a low-power plastic round that can be fired at targets in front of thin backstops without risk of penetration.