The stuff was inside the projectile, not the cartridge instead of the gunpowder.I would dispose of all of that ammo safely. Likely booby-trap ammo planted with the intent of destroying the weapon and shooter. Unless someone else has a better explaination, get rid of it.
This article will explain in some detail about these exploding cartridges and AK mags. Your ammo is toward the bottom of page.
I agree 10G but will you always be there to stop someone from firing that ammo. Soak it in oil and box it up with warnings everywhere for everyone to see!whoa whoa wait... Don't destroy it.
It might be worth something as a collectable.
What's the headstamp? Where did you get the ammo?
This is where I got the assumption between hollow projectiles and white crystals with the propellant. Believe me, I am up for a better explaination but I would not take a chance.My F*ing computer crashed when it got halfway through the damn video.. and my browser won't expand the pictures. So no.. I didn't.
Can you C&P where they spiked the projectile vs the powder?
Exactly!! Man, I really hope he revisits this thread.Ooooh I think I see what you mean. Kinda like a fake FMJ but instead of having a base like a normal bullet, it's been drilled out to let the propellant in?
OP please please PLEASE Get back in here! Pull the rest of the bullet out of the case and take more pictures. lots of pictures
I could not get some of the sites to open but read through it all. It appears that if the head stamps match up, we have an answer and a useable cartridge with reduced velocities.Steel Core 7.62x39 AP? [Archive] - Gunboard's Forums by this blog this ammo is just something the Chinese tried just a filler material? to make the bullet tumble better I thought is was similar to shot filled bullets to create maximum lethal impact.