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sabu 05-30-2007 04:44 PM

Plastic Shell Casing
Anyone ever heard of a shell casing made of something other than metal?

BrassMonkey 05-31-2007 11:55 AM

Never in rifle or pistol ammo, but I have had shotgun shells made entirely out of plastic before (no brass cap on the end). They worked fine in pump guns, but didnt do too well in autos. Federal made them back in the early 90's if I recall right.

WILDCATT 06-03-2007 06:28 PM

ACTIVE made them. Ballistic sold them.I have a 100 new I wanted to load with went out of business right after I got them.1993/4.I think they were made in Virginia.they were owned by couple companies.:confused:

JoeLee 06-03-2007 08:09 PM

Yes plastics,don't forget paper also was the start of the shell.

Splatter 06-03-2007 08:42 PM

I used to have some (West) German 7.62 NATO practice ammo, from the 60's or 70's.
This used a whilte nylon-looking plastic bullet and case, with a brass head

blkpag1 06-08-2007 12:31 AM

I had some 5.56 fmj grey plastic case ammo. The bottom of the case was brass about 1/4" up. They were alot lighter and functioned fine. You just could not fire standard brass and then load the plastic ammo until after the rifle had cooled down or the plastic case would get stuck and the brass bottom would come off. I don't remember the brand but I do remember they had a website.

blkpag1 06-08-2007 12:36 AM

Natec...That is the company that makes it.

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