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Posted: 9/13/2003 3:01:11 PM EDT


i was told they are Zinc any comments?
they apperently explode with contact of any thing. do any of you know more about these rounds? they are 55 gr.
Link Posted: 9/13/2003 3:33:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2003 3:34:14 PM EDT by Gunslinger808]
They are a type of frangible ammunition. They contain no lead, and are compressed zinc alloy powder. They are used at indoor ranges to minimize lead exposure and ricochet/splatter. First developed in the 12 gauge round for breaching doors without overpenetration. ETA "powder".
Link Posted: 9/13/2003 3:53:36 PM EDT
They are an astounding bullet in my experience. Ive used the 43gr in my rem 700 varmit in .223 and it literly makes the gophers join the "pink mist society" very accurate and reliable as well .. we weighed them into lots to see if there would be any big bullet variation like some manufacturers and there was less than .45 grain difference between the heaviest and lightest bullets james calhoon knows some stuff about bullets Have fun .. they are fantastic rounds
Link Posted: 9/13/2003 4:00:14 PM EDT
where did youget them. how much
Link Posted: 9/13/2003 4:59:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2003 5:01:36 PM EDT by SpentShellz]
gun show, a fair price[naughty] Do you all think they will fire fine out of a 1/7 twist?
Link Posted: 9/13/2003 5:03:51 PM EDT
I read, "What do you think of these Coon hounds I picked up" - never mind.
Link Posted: 9/13/2003 7:38:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2003 7:43:08 PM EDT by danonly]
Originally Posted By Gunslinger808: They are a type of frangible ammunition. They contain no lead, and are compressed zinc alloy powder. They are used at indoor ranges to minimize lead exposure and ricochet/splatter. First developed in the 12 gauge round for breaching doors without overpenetration. ETA "powder".
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I believe you are wrong. check [url]http://www.jamescalhoon.com/[/url] he lists it as being a zinc coating, something he does that competes with molybedneum disulfide (sp?) I don't think calhoun makes anything like a frangible bullet, i think they are standard copper and lead. i could be wrong, but im 80% positive its not a powdered dust round addition from his website: " "SLICK-SILVER®" coating is electro chemically applied to the outside of the bullet to privide an ultra slippery bore lubricant which reduces fouling and makes barrel cleaning easier. Cleans with regular bore cleaners. Certech, suppliers of 5mm Remington conversions, has adopted "Slick-Silver®" plating on their custom 30 and 36 grain 20 caliber bullets. " i think the main component of "slick-silver" is Zinc
Link Posted: 9/13/2003 11:34:04 PM EDT
i dont think there jacketed based on handling them. but i would like to know for sure... can anyone else come up with info?
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