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I cut apart the top of some Bulgarian 5.45 surplus and obviously hit lead. Im assuming that there is a steel core under the lead from what I have been able to find, but is there any surplus 5.45 that has an all lead core?

my preferred range had a no steel core bullet policy which is why Im curious.

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clay
 

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Unless I"m mistaken, all Military loaded 5.45 has a steel core. Like the German Spitsgeschoss mit Eisenkern or "Ss" bullet, the steel core is encased with a lead sleeve to help the bullet form better to the lands.

You might be better off with a civi loading from Wolf ect. to comply with your range regs.
 

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My understanding is that the commercial loading is lead with a mild steel or copper jacket.
 

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JoeMomma said:
My understanding is that the commercial loading is lead with a mild steel or copper jacket.
no, all commercial ammo such as tula, vympel and beranul are LEAD CORE due to illegality of importing even mildly steel core.
 

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voron said:
JoeMomma said:
My understanding is that the commercial loading is lead with a mild steel or copper jacket.
no, all commercial ammo such as tula, vympel and beranul are LEAD CORE due to illegality of importing even mildly steel core.

That what I said...lead core with a mild steel or copper jacket. Swedish ammo uses a mild steel jacket, as did some Israeli 8mm.
 

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I've found the 7N6 steel core is a VERY soft steel. Almost like a "hard lead" or something.
But its pure steel, because man, oh man, when you shoot a steel target at dusk it lets off fireworks like you wouldn't believe. About a 10 ft. diameter starburst thats really impressive.
You can take simple wire cutters and slice up the steel core with very minimal effort.
 

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