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Old December 11, 2012, 09:35 AM   #21
thallub
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Had to look up pogue. In any event, reading the statute suggests that solid copper handgun ammunition could be classified as "armor piercing,"
The statute reads "beryllium copper". There is a typo or deliberate use of a comma between "beryllium" and "copper" in the BATFE announcement. The use of 100 percent pure copper in a handgun caliber bullet is legal. Several bullet makers use pure copper in their handgun caliber bullets: Barnes, for one. i often use the excellent Barnes 225 grain .430 handgun bullet in my muzzleloader when hunting hogs.

A few months Elite Ammunition got into trouble for making handgun caliber bullets from an alloy of copper and zinc=brass. Elite Ammo touted the capabilities of their 5.7 ammo:

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_6_48/34...ES_STATUS.html

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_1_5/120...mo.html&page=2

This video was made by Elite Ammuntion:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxBFtilO_C4

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