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Posted: 9/26/2005 5:03:41 AM EDT
I was wondering if there was any real way to find out if the old black tip 30-06 ammo you see advertised on Gunbroker and you see for sale at gun shows is really steel core AP or if it's just regular ammo with the tips painted black, or even empties that have been reloaded with fakes. Supposedly a magnet will attract ammo that isn't actually steel core (it just has traces of steel in it)?
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 5:04:52 AM EDT
Steel core, strong pull. Non steel core, weak pull on the magnet.


Not a 100% guaranteed method but it helps..kinda.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 5:18:47 AM EDT
Buy a small quantity first and hacksaw one. Simple. Or better yet, find someone else that has bought some and saw his!


ByteTheBullet (-:
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 5:23:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/26/2005 5:24:04 AM EDT by mjohn3006]

Originally Posted By Zack3g:
Steel core, strong pull. Non steel core, weak pull on the magnet.


Not a 100% guaranteed method but it helps..kinda.



Wolf ammo must be the awsome AP then!
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 5:42:22 AM EDT
us m2 ball is all lead and copper, no magnet will stick

30-06 AP is a steel core

Link Posted: 9/26/2005 5:45:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Ring:
us m2 ball is all lead and copper, no magnet will stick

30-06 AP is a steel core




Um, not all M2 Ball is non-magnetic. Much of it uses a mild steel jacket. I've got a lot of those bullets.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 5:52:01 AM EDT
All of the 30 caliber AP that I've seen has a double cannelure.

The most definitive method of identification is to cut one open and look for the penetrator.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 6:22:10 AM EDT
So, it would be a real crapshoot to buy some from Gunbroker then, huh?
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