How to destroy your barrel with good intentions

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bigsleeze
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How to destroy your barrel with good intentions

Post by bigsleeze » Sat Jul 26, 2008 2:19 pm

Just buy some of that MIL SPEC ammo thats out there and made by some of the major companies. I sent some Winchester .308 NATO marked back to a distributor and asked him to exchange it for some Winchester non metallic stuff. Wolf 7.62x39 is another steel jacketed copper plated ammo. The only reason for the copper plate is to stop rust. MIL SPEC looks a lot like LOW BID to me. Be nice to your rifle and buy a magnet. John
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Post by Tom Doniphon » Sat Jul 26, 2008 8:12 pm

Yes I remember when you could get Wolf 7.62 x 39 copper jacket ammo for $5 per thousand more than steel jacket. Now it is double last time I saw some. Since Valmets do not have chome lined barrels and we cannot get replacement barrels it is really important to use copper jacket only in Valmets.
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Post by Samppa V » Sat Jul 26, 2008 11:15 pm

About Valmet barrels, ask Chris at Vulcan Imports, he's got some new ones.
Gas piston is the way to go!

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Post by lightguy » Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:45 am

Got weak and ordered some steel core.
I just bought 1000 rounds of 62 gr FMJBT 223 of Fiocchi at $300. From DSG arms
Free shipping if you use "augship" in the coupon code.
I,m probably going to cut one bullet in half and measure the jacket thickness.
IMO steel core is OK if the jacket is thicker than the rifling grooves.

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Post by lightguy » Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:25 am

^
Just cut up a bullet.
Copper jacket measures .020"


Anyone know how deep the rifling on a 223 barrel is ?

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