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9/19/2017 7:27:10 PM
Posted: 9/12/2003 9:16:18 PM EDT
Is SA .308 Copper Washed Steel Jacketed?
Link Posted: 9/12/2003 9:47:37 PM EDT
No!
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 5:45:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/16/2003 1:00:58 PM EDT
if you are ever in doubt as to whether ammo is steel jacketed or not just put the projectile up to a magnet....you'll know immediately. sure opened my eyes!
Link Posted: 9/16/2003 1:25:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Troy:
Copper-washed ammo looks bronze, and is usually done on steel-cased ammo, so the bullet and case both look bronze. Lots of Russian 7.62x54R and old 9mm Mak ammo like this.

Most steel-jacketed bullets are copper plated. Copper plating looks just like a standard copper jacket. The way to determine if the jacket is steel underneath is to use a magnet to test it. A magnet will stick strongly to a steel jacket, and mildly to a steel core. None of the SA is steel-core.

-Troy



Port milsurp 7.62x51?
Link Posted: 9/16/2003 3:49:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/16/2003 4:21:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By desertmoon:
if you are ever in doubt as to whether ammo is steel jacketed or not just put the projectile up to a magnet....you'll know immediately. sure opened my eyes!



Thats a little more difficult when its sealed in battlepacks. Unless you have a somewhat powerful magnet.
Link Posted: 9/18/2003 6:46:14 AM EDT
Just go to a Goodwill or something and by a cheap pair of speakers...take one of those with you ( keep it WELL AWAY from your wallet....magnets destroy credit and bank cards! ) and if you feel the magnet pull toward the pack...you'll know. Speaker magnets are plenty strong.
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