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Old February 24, 2016, 02:38   #35
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Originally Posted by ftierson View Post
Then I guess that you've never shot any US .30 CAL M2 Ball or US 7.62x51mm NATO M80 Ball, both of which have a guilding metal plated steel jacket...

As does almost all of the international production of NATO Ball ammunition...

When it comes to bore wear, the only concern I have is with 5.56x45mm ammunition with 'steel' (bimetal) jackets, since the rifling in 5.56x45mm barrels is more 'fragile' (read that as 'lands smaller') than for larger bores...

Most US produced M80 has a gilding metal jacket, not the plated steel.
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