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Old 11-10-2011, 10:32 PM
NewGuy NewGuy is offline
 
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Default So I've got some AP cores...

In a bunch of reloading stuff I recently picked up are 100-200 of what I believe are the the penetrator cores from some AP ammo. Kind of neat, but what to do with them? Any ideas or uses you guys have come across?
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Old 11-10-2011, 10:37 PM
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They make an awesome center punch!
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Old 11-10-2011, 11:19 PM
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I'd reload them into empty, un-primed brass and sell them as "authentic" take down tools to store in the butt stock. The Garand was supposed to be disassemble-able with a .30-06 round - wouldn't really want to do that with a live round!
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Old 11-11-2011, 06:49 AM
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Reload them into 308 as AP is much less common there than all of our CMP AP 30-06
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Old 11-11-2011, 07:41 AM
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If they're just the cores, can they really be reloaded???
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Old 11-11-2011, 12:11 PM
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Quote:
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Reload them into 308 as AP is much less common there than all of our CMP AP 30-06
Mr. Newguy has only the cores... Not reloadable unless put into a sabot or new jacket.

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If they're just the cores, can they really be reloaded???

Just reloaded: of course. Fired: no way.

Do not try it!!! It is extremely dangerous!!!



Every penetrator core is undersized so if put into a case and crimped, loaded into oversize chamber and fired it will go throught the side of the barrel. (most probably).
If the diameter of the core is the size of the bore or bigger then catastrophic failure will occur. The core is depending on the material of itself and the material of the barrel from 3 to even 7 times harder then barrel steel. If fired it will not take the rifling like a normal bullet whould. It will take the rifling with it through the bore because it is many times harder. Catastrophic increse of pressure will occur and literally a BIG KABOOM.
If you can manage to chamber it of course...

You can try to put it into a sabot, but i dont think they make them in 6 mm and if they do they still may not fit depending on the manufacturer, lot and many other variances. If we are talking about 30.06 AP of course(and not for example m61, fn p80, nm61 - they have different diameter of the core). Or you can make custom jackets.
You can not shot single cores.

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Old 11-11-2011, 12:34 PM
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Make hat bands like Crocodile Dundee and use them instead of teeth.....
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Old 11-11-2011, 09:44 PM
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Mr. NewGuy could you make a couple of high quality high resolution photos of those cores if they are from 30 cal. projectiles and upload them into this thread that I made:

http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php?t=59100

I need such photos as a documentation for my thesis.
Much thanks in advance for any help.
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