- Feb 8, 2020
Had this come up at the range the other day. A young man was firing a ar15 with a brake on it and particles of something it appeared to be metallic were spraying the shooters on either side of him. I got hit with a fragment while walking by him and I asked him what he was shooting the projectile type. Well he had some fmj bullets loaded I asked if I could check one of his reloaded rounds he said ok and said people were giving him hard looks about him shooting. A quick check confirmed what I all ready knew these were PLATED fmj he got at a gun show he had them maxed out on the charge and they were coming apart at the muzzle. I had him sit on the bench next to me and fired one of his rounds he was quite surprised when he got hit by the fragments he apologizes to me and the other shooters just a newbie with his built by himself new rifle one of the guys we shoot with had some 55 gr real fmj we told him load these up and give em a try. If I see him again I will let you know how it goes.