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Posted: 5/19/2003 7:57:20 PM EDT
I bought a 1200' roll off a guy on Ebay and it was listed as "7 strand" paracord,now it arrives and I was cutting a piece to use and I opened it up and it only has three white strands, am I missing something or does 7 strand paracord only have three strands for some reason? And as a matter of fact that could be dangerous to someone who supposed it could support more weight then it really could.
Link Posted: 5/19/2003 9:23:06 PM EDT
I am familiar with 7 stranded cord. After cutting you can see and count 7 strands inside. Sounds like you got something other than what was advertised. Don't count on the strenght unless you proof load it. Check Mil-C-5040 if you can. Different types of cord in that spec. CLASS MINIMUM TEST (LBS.) TYPE 1 100 TYPE 1-A 100 TYPE II 375 TYPE III 550 TYPE IV coreless 750
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