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Reworking Milsurp Ammo

Postby Marauder 1 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:37 am

I have a question for you guys, the range I plan on making a trip to does not allow steel ammo because of fire danger. Can I replace the steels with jacketed lead easily?

I was thinking of doing about 200 rounds if possible. The stuff I have is Russian with the silver tip. can I swap that bullet out for say a 30 cal? Or???

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Re: Reworking Milsurp Ammo

Postby DevilDog » Sun Sep 05, 2010 9:58 am

You may just want to save that ammo for somewhere you CAN shoot it. It's almost as much work to re-do them as to load new brass. First you'll need a kinetic bullet puller, which will remove the steel core and the powder will come out as well. The powder can be poured back into the cartridge, but unless weighed, could be inconsistent in the charge.
Then you will have to reseat the new bullets. If you do not have the reloading press and dies, or plan to buy them, this would not be feasible.
If you do, .308 bullets are fine, or .303cal (.311 inch) bullets can be used on worn barrels.
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