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Posted: 1/7/2005 8:07:18 PM EDT
I was just putting some of my ammo on stripper clips for this weekend and noticed something strange. When I shake a cartridge I would sometimes hear a rattle as if something solid ( not the powder.) was moving around.
Out of about 250 rounds, at least 40 would rattle like this.
I have seperated them out, and will see if I can safely find a way to determine what is making the sound.
The ammo in question was Wolf 7.62x39 122g HP. with the old laquer coating.
Has anyone else noticed this?


ktm500
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 4:09:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/8/2005 8:15:11 AM EDT by obershutze916]
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 4:26:36 AM EDT
pull the bullets, see if there's anything in the cases
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 10:11:16 AM EDT
I do not have a way to safely pull this cartridge apart.
I instead took one of the ones with a noticable rattle and slowly forced tissue paper through the hollow point of the projectile. After I had packed it in, I could no longer get the thing to rattle.

I think that the lead core may be loose from the jacket.

I will try this on another one just to be sure.

If the core is loose from the jacket, I imagine that it would seriously mess up the ballistics.

ktm500
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 11:14:46 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 8:03:06 PM EDT
You can get a knetic bullet puller and safely pull the bullet and see what the problem was...
Man, you have me curious as can be now...

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