Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by USA123, Sep 11, 2011.
So anyone know where i can buy some from? 7.62x51 , i have a DSA FAL.
OOOoops, well, it's funny:
"Now in .380, that is a problem."
You own M995 with the tungsten bullets? Because that's the only AP ammo I've heard of in .223 (really 5.56 NATO).
Common M855 is NOT armor piercing, either legally or in fact, and is not viewed as AP ammo by either the military or the BATFE. M855 does not meet the definition of "armor piercing handgun ammunition" under federal law, because that definition is based on construction and materials and M855 isn't made the way that is deemed "armor piercing."
7.62x39mm has been expressly classified as a handgun caliber for purposes of prohibiting AP and steel cored ammo in that caliber.
To the OP: nearly all true AP ammo is deemed handgun ammo (even if a rifle cartridge) and therefore illegal for civilians under federal law. Certain types are expressly excluded, namely the .30-06 AP that was made and surplused in huge quantities and can still be found at gunshows, and .50 BMG AP which is quite obviously not a handgun caliber. There may also be calibers which have no classification as a handgun caliber for purposes of the law against AP ammo nor any express exemption, and are therefore legal to own AP ammo in until the BATFE decides otherwise.
rifle ammo is fine. m995 has a tungsten penetrator, not core. m885 has a steel penetrator
I've given some thought to pulling some of these and loading them for .300 Win Mag to get some serious penetration!
Anyway good luck finding what you are looking for. I would say search gunbroker, armslist, and local gun shows.
(refer TexasRifleman post number 6)
), if it could be loaded into a cartridge that any pistol has ever been made for; i.e. pretty much any diameter projectile in existence; or to swage a bullet the weight of which is 1/4 or more in the jacket, if it is intended for use in a handgun.
But if you swage a bullet with a core that is 90% steel and with the back 10% made out of lead, it would be completely legal.
From what I understand the difference between steel core and AP ammo is the steel is hardened steel.
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