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Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by 7point62, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. 7point62

    7point62 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Is M61 Blacktip Armor Piercing in 7.62x51 still available commercially? I'm not plannin a party, just askin. :cool:

    I'm assuming AP/API is getting scarce as existing sources dry up...
     
  2. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    No.

    It got caught up in the armor piercing ammo ban. You can possess it, shoot it and I guess stockpile it. You just can't buy it from a dealer.

    But you can buy all of the surplus M-2 AP for .30-06 as you can afford. (of course it isn't made anymore, so when the existing stocks run out it won't be available either.)
     

  3. 7point62

    7point62 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Thanks much, loc.
     
  4. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    if you want some really effective ap type stuff look into dangerous game bullets. much better than AP stuff. 500 grain copper solid out of a 458 lott beats the snot out of any 308 loading :D
     
  5. 7point62

    7point62 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Thanks Jon, will do.
     
  6. bluez

    bluez Well-Known Member

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    (.50 cal rounds will penetrate the "armor" on most M113 drevived vehicles as well as many civilian armored vehicles)
     
  7. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yeah, but with that .458 Lott or a .50 BMG, the buttstock just might penetrate your shoulder.:(:(
     
  8. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Huh? and how is that going to happen? The AP, Dangerous Game solid, steel core, enhanced penetration, extreme zombie ammo does not have any different recoil characteristics than same weight/velocity soft point ammo. There is not anything "magical" about such ammo. The laws of physics still apply.

    Or did I miss the sarcasm font that negates the presumption of stupidity.
     
  9. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yep.
    Regardless of ammo used, I wouldn't want a .458 Lott going off it the stock was up against MY shoulder:(