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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 2/23/2006 7:10:58 PM EDT
1) Is this to save on lead with the less expensive steel?

2) Is there better penetration over lead core only bullets?

Link Posted: 2/23/2006 7:31:38 PM EDT
I imagine it is more for match target perhaps. I know that many reloaders prefer all copper bullets for such purpose since the lead can be misaligned but solid core is not.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 7:38:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Creeper:
I imagine it is more for match target perhaps. I know that many reloaders prefer all copper bullets for such purpose since the lead can be misaligned but solid core is not.



I should clarify: a lot of the surplus 7.62X54R ammo out there right now is surplus mild steel-core ammo. So it isn't match ammo. But I've heard that too about the preference for all copper bullets in some situations.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 7:54:43 PM EDT
Perhaps an added benefit for accuracy.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 8:03:20 PM EDT
I believe it is because of reason number 1
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 8:11:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Carb850:
I believe it is because of reason number 1




+1
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 8:15:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By uxo2:

Originally Posted By Carb850:
I believe it is because of reason number 1




+1



I wonder then why they didn't use hardened steel, unless it is more expensive than both lead and mild steel.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 8:27:34 PM EDT
Cheaper.

Hardening steel requires both a heat treatment and a hardenable alloy as opposed to plain (read:cheap) carbon steel.
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