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Posted: 3/28/2006 11:06:37 AM EDT
Someone has told a friend of mine that steel core ammo is bad for your barrel. Sounds like hooey to me, but I don't really know, so I thought I'd ask the experts. Is there any problem with shooting it? Any precautions?

Thanks
Scott
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 11:08:32 AM EDT
The steel core is surrounded by lead, so no damage done.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 11:32:07 AM EDT
That was my response to the story based on assumptions. Thanks.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 11:38:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/28/2006 12:27:52 PM EDT by thebigruss]

Originally Posted By Racecar_Guy:
The steel core is surrounded by lead, so no damage done.



Actually, I don't know of any steel core, lead jacket bullets. I think you mean steel core is surrounded by copper...
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 4:52:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thebigruss:

Originally Posted By Racecar_Guy:
The steel core is surrounded by lead, so no damage done.



Actually, I don't know of any steel core, lead jacket bullets. I think you mean steel core is surrounded by copper...



Correct. I seem to type faster than I can think.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 5:09:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thebigruss:

Originally Posted By Racecar_Guy:
The steel core is surrounded by lead, so no damage done.



Actually, I don't know of any steel core, lead jacket bullets. I think you mean steel core is surrounded by copper...



Many steel core bullets have a steel inner core surrounded by a layer of lead, which in turn is surrounded by the jacket. E.g., steel core 7.62x39 Ball is made this way.
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