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Old 12-21-2014, 07:47 AM
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Back in the early 70's a friend had a type of target ammo that when it hit a hard object like a metal backstop it would simply disintegrate. I haven't seen any since then. Does anybody remember this ammo? Is it still available? I have had no luck searching. Thanks
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Old 12-21-2014, 08:37 AM
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You might give this a look:
http://www.cci-ammunition.com/produc...=1&loadNo=0952
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Old 12-21-2014, 12:19 PM
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i've got a couple boxes of 9mm frangible rounds but haven't seen it in 22lr.
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Old 12-21-2014, 02:10 PM
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If the backstop is angled, then a lead slug will simply flatten out when it hits without ricocheting. The surface of the backstop will become uneven/pitted with time, so bullets won't always flatten neatly.
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Old 12-21-2014, 02:12 PM
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What you are speaking of is called frangible ammunition, more commonly .22'gallery' ammo used for the shooting galleries at the county fairs and that sort of thing.

I don't recall if there is or was more than one .22RF loading available.

Tim: I'd think it is just the opposite of your statement above! Please see the def. for ricochet.

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Old 12-21-2014, 02:57 PM
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Thanks for the replys guys. Yes this wasn't just a regular round flattening against a metal backstop. These rounds would completely disintegrate upon hitting a hard object. If I remember correctly they were made especially for target shooting and may have had "target" written on the box.
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Old 12-21-2014, 03:37 PM
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hard less ductile lead alloy would likely do this.
it might also be velocity dependent.
and of course angle of hit.

hard 9mm 135's at just over 1000 fps do this straight on.

22lr rf at steel straight on does the same( short range fast pistol match).
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