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Army Times: Aberdeen testing bismuth training ammo

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by rbernie, Nov 11, 2008.

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  1. rbernie
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    http://www.armytimes.com/news/2008/11/ap_greenammo_110708/
     
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    Well this is good news.

    We've seen several states start to talk about, and some even implement, lead ammo bans.

    At least there will be more and more alternatives going forward.
     
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    It is a shame to see the US DoD punt on this issue instead of tackling it head on (proving that monolithic lead projectiles pose no local environmental risk). But on the up side, at least they're likely to dump enough taxpayer money into making the new projectile cost-effective such that the commercial ammo vendors can benefit.
     
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    See, Jesus believes in the 5.56 ammo - he wouldn't be setting up his 1K year reign from Independence otherwise. Jesus would pick an AR over an AK anyday! :)

    But anyway, I understand the idea (increasing training places/opportunities), but (1) WHY does it take 20 million rounds to TEST the concept? Seems like after about 100,000 rounds or maybe 500K rounds at the most, you'll be done fully evaluating it, and then, if there's a problem, you're stuck with millions and millions of useless rounds, and (2) wonder how much more this costs per round, than lead.
     
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