Firearm & Gun Forum -

Firearm & Gun Forum - (
-   Ammunition & Reloading (
-   -   What is the Difference between FMJ and TMJ (

CAMCHAMPION1988 11-03-2011 08:38 AM

What is the Difference between FMJ and TMJ
Is there really a difference?

spittinfire 11-03-2011 09:45 AM

No, they are the same.

robocop10mm 11-03-2011 01:44 PM

FMJ has a copper or cupro-nickle jacket over a lead core. There is an unjacketed area at the base where the core was inserted into the jacket during forming.

TMJ has no exposed lead. The jacket completely encloses the lead core. I believe the Speer TMJ is actually plated like the Gold Dot.

JonM 11-03-2011 03:19 PM


Originally Posted by CAMCHAMPION1988 (Post 618336)
Is there really a difference?

Total metal jacket is what tmj is. I prefer tmj to traditional jacketed rounds for range ammo. You dont get to breathe small ammounts of vaporized lead. There is also no lead to deal with during cleaning. Lead can leech into skin or contaminate work surfaces.

Its generally cheaper and ive never seen a lick of difference shooting it out of my 45s

All times are GMT. The time now is 01:37 AM.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.