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Posted: 6/18/2009 9:52:25 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/18/2009 9:52:38 AM EST by marksman121]
Anyone know about this stuff? Not sure how true the guy's info is. XM855 can go through 3/8" IIRC.

Tungsten AP .223 Ammo
Link Posted: 6/18/2009 10:08:12 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/18/2009 10:10:49 AM EST by SageEBR]
Well, the ammo as described would certianly be possible to make because it would fall outside of the federal definition of AP ammo. I would also venture to guess such ammo would actually be a much better penetrator than standard m855 ammo, and would have probably have fairly good potential as a civilian legal AP round.

So conceptually it's sound but who could tell unless you could get one and section it.

The definition of AP ammo is at 18 USC sec. 921(a)(17):
"(B) The term `armor piercing ammunition' means-

(i) a projectile or projectile core which may be used in a handgun and
which is constructed entirely (excluding the presence of traces of other
substances) from one or a combination of tungsten alloys, steel, iron, brass,
bronze, beryllium copper, or depleted uranium; or

(ii) a full jacketed projectile larger than .22 caliber designed and
intended for use in a handgun and whose jacket has a weight of more than 25
percent of the total weight of the projectile.

(C) The term `armor piercing ammunition' does not include shotgun shot
required by Federal or State environmental or game regulations for hunting
purposes, a frangible projectile designed for target shooting, a projectile
which the Secretary finds is primarily intended to be used for sporting
purposes, or any other projectile or projectile core which the Secretary
finds is intended to be used for industrial purposes, including a charge
used in an oil and gas well perforating device."
Link Posted: 6/18/2009 10:36:58 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/18/2009 10:37:18 AM EST by Gamma762]
The moly coating and 2005 timeframe makes me think... LeMas

Sounds like M855 with a tungsten tip instead of steel.
Link Posted: 6/18/2009 10:42:00 AM EST
hoverer they incorectly spell it as "MOLLY" the correct spelling is MOLY

I'm not a spelling whiz, but he criticizes others for incorrectly spelling moly, but fucks up the spelling of 'hoverer' and 'incorectly'.

If it's not M995 then I'm not interested.
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