Are 300 Win Mag Armor Piercing Bullets Legal?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Cableman, Dec 17, 2003.

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  1. Cableman

    Cableman Member

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    I bought some 30 Caliber 163 grain AP bullets from some guy off the internet. Can I load these up in 300 Winchester Mag? From what I have read they are illegal in a 308, but these bullets were pulled from 30/06 cartridges.

    So they are legal in 30/06, but not in 308, so how about 300 Win Mag?
     
  2. FireInTheHole

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    The controversy seems to revolve around AP in .308 and handgun ammo. (although I think reloading .308AP is legal)

    Plenty of people have used the 163gr pulls in 300 win mag. Do a search and you will find some interesting posts with pix of penetration depths on steel plate etc.
     
  3. Master Blaster

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    Just curious but if you do, How would anyone know????

    I've yet to see the ATF inspecting guns at a range let alone the ammo.

    OTOH if you plan to shoot at silouhette target s with it the folks who own the targets might object.

    One thing I might be concerned about in a .300 win mag is the effect on the barrel life which is not that great anyway.
     
  4. mpthole

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    I don't think they're "illegal" when loaded for your own use in .308. I'd have to do some digging to find the regs, but this topic has been covered before.
     
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