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7.62 X 51 AP? Does it still exist?

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Old July 27th, 2011, 03:53 PM   #1
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7.62 X 51 AP? Does it still exist?

I was looking to see if 7.62x51 is worth the price. The guy at the gun show has steel core but not sure if its true AP. What does true AP ammo have that makes it penetrate better? Would like to stock up on some sure one day it wont be around.

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Old July 27th, 2011, 05:21 PM   #2
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Yes it still exists, but is on the banned list because it can be fired in .308 pistols you know one of those cop killer bullets. That means it is OK to possess but not to buy/sell/make. The US M61 was not used very much and is very hard to find, the M993 is new, much better performing and even harder to find. I would think the most common would be the Israeli or you can look for 30-06 bullets to reload but again this is against the law. What makes it AP is it has a penetrator made out of some hardened material steel or something harder. The WWII 30-06 used tungsten carbide. You have to be careful as there is a lot of ammo with steel jackets or mild steel inserts that are not classed as AP but attract a magnet.

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I was looking to see if 7.62x51 is worth the price. The guy at the gun show has steel core but not sure if its true AP. What does true AP ammo have that makes it penetrate better? Would like to stock up on some sure one day it wont be around.
Read-up on this posting from 12 days ago USRIFLEM1G.

http://m14forum.com/ammunition/100804-pulled-30-cal-308-a.html

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Gotta love those rapid fire 308 hand cannons. I've got the 308, 22-250, and the 460 S&W. Does that make me a triple threat to the anti-gunners?


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Gotta love those rapid fire 308 hand cannons. I've got the 308, 22-250, and the 460 S&W. Does that make me a triple threat to the anti-gunners?

No, not until you stick a bayonette on the end of that "cop-killer".

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That means it is OK to possess but not to buy/sell/make. you can look for 30-06 bullets to reload but again this is against the law. .
Perhaps you should Reread the Law
Direct from the ATF
WHAT FEDERAL RESTRICTIONS ARE PLACED ON AP AMMO?

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))

Since the Bullet is already manufactured,Reloading is not Manufacturing, especially if you are not an FFL
I have M61 and M61 projectiles along with M2 Black tips
at my friends farm he has a 3foot x 3 foot 7/8 steel Gong at 200 yards we blow holes right through it and yes it is Fun
PM me and I will ask an online friend if he has any M2 Black tip projectiles left for sale
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