Is the silver tip a "special" type of ammo?
Went shooting the other day and had 2 very thick books taped together.
Shot it with differt pistol and rifle ammo to see how far they travel in the book.
All the ammo torn into (but not through) the book and each did internal damage except the Siilver tip ammo. It actually came out the back end with an exit hole the same size as the entry hole.
I can't vouch for it's accuracy, but I found this on another forum.
"The 7.62x54R Czech is a steel cored,hollow nosed .30 cal bullet running at about 2850FPS from my long rifles, 2600FPS from my M38 and M44..
It will penetrate three 1/4 inch thick disc plow blades, (tempered full hard) and still have enough energy left to penetrate a 13 inch thick beech tree behind the discs.
On impact the jacket strips,fragments violently, while the .20 caliber or so steel core continues point forward untill it runs out of energy.
No noticible yaw from the core that I have seen."
Most often the silver tip indicates "light ball" ammo, ie: 148-150 grain bullet.
No hollow tip, but steel core (steel is cheaper than lead)
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