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    Wink 9mm steel core ammunition

    ijust saw a guy on Gunbroker aelling a box of czech 9mm steel core ammunition. does anybody know iif this ammo is any good or not? are there any restrictions on buying it?
    I personally would just pull the bullet and load it into a 357 sig or 9x25.

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    Saw the same thing. I have hear all the stories on steel ammo and the damage it does. But I think that ammo is less than par.

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    Look anything like these ?



    The case is laquer coated steel... the bullet is not steel core, it is the jacket material that makes the ammo armor piercing.. spent a bit here trying to find the text for the ammo, tha ATF site is too user friendly for searching.

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    the picture he posted looks just like that, do you want to sell a few of them?

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    I'm keeping them as a novelty..

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    I had some of those. I got curious and pulled some of the bullets and melted them down. It was a steel jacketed bullet with a steel core inside surrounded by lead.

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    Actually the Czech 9mm steel core is both steel jacket and steel core and recognized by the ATF as AP pistol ammo so if the guy is selling true czech 9mm steel core you can remove the jacket and use a magnet on the core it is steel core and not just the jacket.

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    Why would anyone steel plate a bullet? That's just dumb.

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    I had a bunch of that stuff. It shot fine, a little hot if I remember right. I'll do some digging and see if I still have some. I bet I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jarhead jim
    Why would anyone steel plate a bullet? That's just dumb.

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    Maybe they can't stand rifled barrels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jarhead jim
    Why would anyone steel plate a bullet? That's just dumb.

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    Not steel plated, just a very mild steel jacket. Just like all the Turkish 8mm I've shot. It's a cost and/or availability of material thing for the manufacturer. Supposedly the steel is a similar consistency of a copper jacket, just a lot cheaper.

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    But even a thin steel jacket is still steel on steel. Even if they molly coated the bullet, they are looking at a substantial depletion of the life of the barrel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jarhead jim
    But even a thin steel jacket is still steel on steel. Even if they molly coated the bullet, they are looking at a substantial depletion of the life of the barrel.

    Wierd.

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    Steel is a broad term. Soft steel and hard steel, wrench and nut. Its hard to screw up a wrench but you can screw up a nut... Yes I know how that sounds

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    Yeah it was purely a materials availability situation... Most of your wolf ammo today is also bi metal (mild steel)that is copper washed. same with most of your surplus commblock ammo. The steel core is what is not as common with the steel jacket and that is what got the attention of the ATF. likely to penitrate better than a standard lead core since it is less likely to deform on impact.

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