Ammunition Composition on Websites
Seriously, would it take any effort for manufacturers to list their ammunition composition on their websites? You know––case material, bullet core material, bullet jacket material? Is this important? Yeah, when all of the local ranges forbid the use of bullets containing any steel. A case of ammo is way to expensive to buy because I "think" it'll be okay, especially since ammo is always non-returnable/non-refundable. I've searched all over the 'net for this information on a variety of ammunition and often come up empty. Okay, I'm done.
My pet peeve is failure to post a picture of the actual round both on the manufacturer sites and vendor sites. Of course the vendors
are using the manufacturer photos, so it's not really their fault.
I doubt it's worth their time, as most people who buy ammo won't get past the marketing buzzwords; adding more info will just confuse them.
I don't think any commercial American made load uses steel in the core or jacket. The only American made ammo I know of at all that uses steel in the bullet would be M855 and M855A1. The only American manufacturer that I know of that makes steel cased ammo is Hornady in their "Steel Match" line.
Foreign made, especially Eastern European ammo might have a steel jacket and/or core though.
If your worried about what has steel I the bullet, it's easier to just list what not to buy. M855/green tip, from federal, century/hotshot, prvi, pmc.
and any Russian steel case. Tulammo, herters, brown bear, silver bear golden bear, WPA classic army, mfs
I know I'm Missing a lot. Generally if it's cheap and steel case it's steel projectile. If its cheap and 62 grain, it's steel penetrator. Avoiding its pretty easy.
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