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Old November 4, 2008, 12:07 AM   #1
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The last few months I have been guided in my purchases with two thoughts

WHat semi-auto rifle might I want in the next ten years

And what will probably go up in price that I can afford to purchase and store.

For the latter I came up with AP bullets. Problem is I can not find any. Speer makes some very pointy but nothing like steel core lead rounds. Not so much interested in surplus rounds, just a few bajillion bullets. Is it already banned? I figure it will go up in value once banned as fast as anything else and it is relatively small to store with less moisture temp problems than entire cartridges.
Anyone know where I should be looking?
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Old November 4, 2008, 09:56 AM   #2
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The short and simple answer: AP ammunition is generally banned per 18 USC sec. 921(a)(17).

This web page has a very good definition and commentary.

Note the exceptions, towards the bottom of the page. Certain types/calibers may be owned, but none may be made by the unlicensed individual.
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Old November 4, 2008, 10:17 AM   #3
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That was an informative read. I knew the outright ban only applied to handgun AP, but didn't realize the existing of rifle round handguns brought the .308 and .223 under that heading. I know I've seen AP pull-down bullets offered before. On my second read of your link, it looks like that's OK. As long as you don't actually make the bullets themselves, you are OK to load the pulled ones for rifle.
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