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    Quote Originally Posted by Lancem View Post
    SS-109 is steel core and can be bought all day legally..
    That's just a steel penetrator spike in a lead core.


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    Quote Originally Posted by IndyGunworks View Post
    steel core ammo is illegal. the russian ammos bullet is a lead core w/ copper jacket the same as EVERY other bullet you will fire. steel ammo is mearly the casing and neither will cause exessive wear on the rifling.

    corrosive ammo when fired and the bore not cleaned WILL erode the rifling.
    Kind of. The steel core cannot be above a certain percentage in weight compared to the total weight of the bullet. Something like that.

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    It is illegal in pistol ammo, not rifle, you can buy surplus AP rounds too, nothing illegal about steel core ammo in rifle cals, for more info Federal Law and AP Ammunition

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunman41mag View Post
    I was shooting some russian ammo, when an old-timer tells me that he heard in a gun store that some guy bought 1,000 rounds of russian 223 & after shooting it his MINI-14 had no rifling left.

    Edited to be closer to reality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by printcraft View Post
    Edited to be closer to reality.

    Also, lifetime licenses are going away next year.

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    Sure glad I don't have a Mini-14. I do have a Romanian SAR-3 that I have put almost 10,000 rounds through and the bore still looks new.

    Also heard about the fancy assault rifle that uses banana clips that never run out of ammo........

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    Quote Originally Posted by DownByTheTracks View Post

    I swear to Fenway it's true!
    Sincerely, R. Lee Obvious, Ph.D. a.k.a "The Droll Troll"
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    I walked out they asked me if I had a permit to carry my firearm I told him yes I do and he said alright sir and shaked my hard and said he has respect.

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    Russian ammo is steel cased with a bimetal jacketed bullet. The core is lead, the jacket is soft steel and it has a copper coating on it. It WILL attract a magnet and is NOT the same as "every other bullet."

    It will spray some crazy sparks on steel at night


    ETA: It will not wear out your barrel faster IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lancem View Post
    SS-109 is steel core and can be bought all day legally..
    Exactly. Steel core HANDGUN ammo is were you run into problems.

    I'm not sure, though. You can shoot SS-109 in an AR pistol, though?

    And what about all the Chinese steel core 7.62x39 you used to be able to buy so cheap? I used to buy that at gunshows for $1.99 for 20 rounds. Could you shoot that out of a Draco? Just wondering.
    Last edited by NullSyndrome; 12-05-2011 at 17:11.

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    I knew it was BULL about 1,000 rounds wearing out the barrel of the MINI-14

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