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#5607198 - 02/18/15 06:28 PM M855 in laymans terms please
Buzzsaw Offline
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I just heard today about this round. What exactly is it "green tip"? What is the problem with it? Sorry I've always reloaded mine. dunce
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#5607203 - 02/18/15 06:30 PM Re: M855 in laymans terms please [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Has a steel core.

They want to squash it because it is "armor piercing".

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#5607225 - 02/18/15 06:41 PM Re: M855 in laymans terms please [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Actually its main core is lead like any other cup and core bullet. It does have a steel tip though and that's where the problem is.
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#5607484 - 02/18/15 08:55 PM Re: M855 in laymans terms please [Re: Buzzsaw]
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The US calls them M855 and uses the green tip. Other NATO countries call it SS109 and it may or may not have a green tip. It's the same 62gr lead antimony bullet with steel penetrator though. The ATF action would ban both.
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#5607592 - 02/18/15 09:52 PM Re: M855 in laymans terms please [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Thanks Earl !! Now I know the rest of the story.
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#5608011 - 02/19/15 09:14 AM Re: M855 in laymans terms please [Re: Buzzsaw]
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I've got a mass amount of those bullets that I got for a song long ago. I guess I can retire early.
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#5608021 - 02/19/15 09:19 AM Re: M855 in laymans terms please [Re: Buzzsaw]
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I have heard people looking for them. Other than cheap plinking ammo what is the drive to want them, is it just because someone wants to outlaw them?
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#5608081 - 02/19/15 09:54 AM Re: M855 in laymans terms please [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
I have heard people looking for them. Other than cheap plinking ammo what is the drive to want them, is it just because someone wants to outlaw them?


That's the only reason I can think of. More sheeple acting like their shepherd wants them to.

I've never had the desire to have them, and still don't.
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#5608208 - 02/19/15 11:14 AM Re: M855 in laymans terms please [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: redchevy
I have heard people looking for them. Other than cheap plinking ammo what is the drive to want them, is it just because someone wants to outlaw them?


That's the only reason I can think of. More sheeple acting like their shepherd wants them to.

I've never had the desire to have them, and still don't.


Opened up the post in the Gun Legislation topic... muyloco
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