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stoppingpower 11-29-2012 07:20 PM

poly ammunition
What do you guys think of this? I was thinking its a great idea once all the bugs are worked out. Hell I'd like to see a wide range of different calibers made from plastics. I just wonder how it would handle with 556 or another high pressured round. It would be a good deal if you can send in your spent casings for free rounds or something.

BillM 11-29-2012 07:59 PM

Plastic cased 5.56 has been around for several years. Used to find
a lot of empties at the range, not so many lately. Google it,
I was seeing references as far back as 2005.

No reason it shouldn't work in relatively low pressure handgun rounds.

Better than brass? Don't know. There are reasons brass has been the
cartridge case material of choice for over 150 years.

DrumJunkie 11-29-2012 08:16 PM

Can I reload it? Nope..That makes me sad...

stoppingpower 11-29-2012 08:30 PM

Wow i had no idear that its been around. Beside not being able to reload it why is this not something thats caught on heavily?

DrumJunkie 11-29-2012 08:57 PM

After reading the article as well as the comments section where the ammo maker was replying I just see too many questions not answered. Reloading aside how will this case deal with things like boat tail rounds? They say they use a shelf to keep the round form not sliding back on cambering. I would thing that would be dependent on the bullet not being a tapered or otherwise not flat cylindrical round. I don't know how this poly stuff would store. Some polymers had issues with UV light over time. Some don't hold up as well with a big temp flux. If this is supposed to be a round that will keep costs down where are they saving the money? Can the poly case scratch to a point where feeding might be an issue? Everyone does not keep ammo in neat little boxes.

Most disturbing, they make the point that you can make the ammo match the poly color of the weapon....Really?

InDefenseofLiberty 11-29-2012 09:25 PM

At $22.50 a box for hardball they better find a distribution system quick. It's supposed to be a lower price point than current ammo. That is 4 to 5 dollars higher than i get it for now. I realize they are shipping it for that but damn I'm not even tempted.

stoppingpower 11-29-2012 10:06 PM

Id try some 9mm just to test it out. Good point on the uv light maybe these rounds need to be put through a hard test. Id like to see what comes out if this.. just to see

KG7IL 11-29-2012 11:09 PM


Originally Posted by DrumJunkie (Post 1032428)
Most disturbing, they make the point that you can make the ammo match the poly color of the weapon....Really?

That's what I look for in ammo, that and low-carbon emissions.
Now if they only have it play "It's a small world after all" when fired, then they got a winner.

robocop10mm 11-30-2012 02:00 AM

There was a company in the late 80's/early 90's that made plastic cased .38 Spl. I have seen the .223 that was made a few years back. $22 for 25 rds? That is pretty steep, even with "premium" bullets.

c3shooter 11-30-2012 02:12 AM

This one, Robo. I got a 6 pack of them when they came out.

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