View Full Version : Steel Jackets: Cause Barrel Wear?
July 04, 2001, 11:34
Does anyone know if the Steel Jacketed Ammo (Norinco, Wolf, etc.)causes additional Barrel Wear? :confused:
[ August 10, 2001: Message edited by: EMDII ]
July 04, 2001, 12:20
Steel jacketed? I thought that they were steel cased? I would never shoot steel jacketed with all the Copper jacketed stuff around :)
I know there are Copper jacketed steel core bullets but that ok on the bore as the copper is was engages the barrel :)
July 04, 2001, 13:12
Gunhead: Thanks for responding. Many of the Chinese and Russian bullets have a very very thin "coating of copper (<0.001") but underneath is a steel jacket with lead core bullet. The Norinco shoots decent for plinking ammo, but I am concerned that the steel will wear the rifleing faster than copper. I wont buy any more, just wondering if the several hundred rounds I have will do any damage.
July 04, 2001, 13:14
They are copperwashed mild gilding steel jacketed. We had a Q/A thread about this a while ago. It was decided that there's no harm to barrel rifling.
July 04, 2001, 15:39
Wadman, thanks for the info. Do you know approximately when and which section that this thread was?
go to the right hand top of the page, hit "search", type in "steel jacket"...
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