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alard17 02-24-2013 04:00 PM

swaging sharp nose bullets (making sharp hard nose projectiles)
Hi guys;
I've been watching some videos that explains the way of making projectiles for pistols and rifles on ammosmith and atgreloading:)
infact I've found lots of good vids but none of them shows the way of making sharp hard nose bullets such as armor piercing bullets:confused: , so please if any of you guys know a good video or article that explains what how those bullets are made in a clear manner please send me the link:D

c3shooter 02-24-2013 04:13 PM

AP bullets have a hardened steel core. If you mean a Spitzer (pointy) bullet, such as used in a 5.56 or .308, the lead core is swaged into the jacket metal.

robocop10mm 02-24-2013 08:58 PM

If you are wanting to know how to make AP bullets, don't. You will likely end up at the wrong end of a 5+ year, all expenses paid, vacation in Club Fed.

res45 02-25-2013 12:05 AM

Open base FMJ swaged bullets are harder to make than the usual open tip swaged bullet due to the way they are formed by the various dies. A good read on the subject


If you are NOT a (FFL) licensee under the Gun Control Act (an individual):
It is: ok to OWN AP ammo
ok to SELL AP ammo
ok to BUY AP ammo
ok to SHOOT AP ammo
NOT ok to MAKE AP ammo (18 USC sec. 922(a)(7))
NOT ok to IMPORT AP ammo (18 USC sec. 922(a)(7))
The only persons who can make AP ammo are holders of a type 10
FFL, also needed to make destructive devices, and ammunition for
destructive devices. The only persons who can import AP ammo
are holders of a type 11 FFL, who can also import DD's and ammo
for DD's. The FFL's cost $1000 a year.

locutus 02-25-2013 10:46 PM


Lotsa good info on swaging.

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