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Old July 4th, 2019, 01:13 AM #1
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Bimetal Jacket Effect on Steel Targets

Anyone notice their steel targets (AR500) wearing out faster when shooting bimetal jacketed ammo (like Tula or Wolf) rather than copper jacketed ammo? I'd like to start shooting steel at AGC (mostly .223 and 7.62x39 from rifles at 100 yards), and I'm curious if the bimetal jackets will have a noticeable effect on my steel targets.
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What kind of effects are you seeing? 5.56 copper FMJs will nick AR500 even at 100 yrds.
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InRange did a video discussing their observations and concluded that Wolf/Tula did less damage because the are underpowered and lower velocity. Velocity kills steel.

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InRange did a video discussing their observations and concluded that Wolf/Tula did less damage because the are underpowered and lower velocity. Velocity kills steel.

That is a very interesting video and likely very accurate. Thank you for posting
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What kind of effects are you seeing? 5.56 copper FMJs will nick AR500 even at 100 yrds.
I haven't used bimetal on steel yet, but I heard they can damage the targets faster. That doesn't seem likely to me, but I wanted to check if anyone had experience trying it.
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I've shot my steel plate with all kinds of bi-metal and stew core ammo. Just chips the paint. No big deal.
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They do wear barrels faster, I guess it would be logical to wear targets faster if pushed to similar velocities
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They do wear barrels faster, I guess it would be logical to wear targets faster if pushed to similar velocities
I don't believe any manufacture of ammo would be in business very long if your comment is true.
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I don't believe any manufacture of ammo would be in business very long if your comment is true.
https://www.luckygunner.com/labs/bra...el-cased-ammo/

In their test they found that after about 4000 rounds of bi-metal jacketed ammo the groups would being to open up vs copper jacketed.

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