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Old November 20, 2007, 11:12 PM   #1
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Loading frangibles

Any special considerations when loading frang. ammo? (specifically 9mm). Also, does anyone know of a good source of frang bullets? Thanks!
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Old November 21, 2007, 03:47 AM   #2
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I bought 100 Frangibles on ebay about a yr ago and have not loaded them yet. They are about 100 Gr and look like they are chrome plated! They are made of some kind of metallic powder, bonded together with some binding agent. I plan on shooting them at some cinder block and sheetrock/plywood to see if they really are "frangible"
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Old November 21, 2007, 01:11 PM   #3
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Actually they are pressed metal powder that is sintered in an oven. That allows the contacting edges of the powder granules to fuse to each other. It is much weaker than solid metal because most of the surface area of the metal isn't fused.

http://www.sinterfire.com is one maker.
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