GUN Maybe Surplus Ammo Will Be Easier to Find?

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  1. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    I'm watching Modern Marvels: Bullets (Episode #232). It was saying the army is planning on completely switching to "green ammo" by 2008. Green ammo is ammunition that has a core of a non-toxic metal such as tungsten instead of lead. Does this mean that we might see more surplus ammo put into the civilian market, or will the military dispose of it in some other way?

    It's on the History Channel right now, 12 est.
     
  2. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    maybe, maybe not, just depends on the military policy at the time
     
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    01_Cruiser An American Classic OT Supporter

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    the military will probably just use their reserves for target practice/boot camps/etc.
     
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    Today's military will either use it up or trash it all.

    Depends on what party is in control at the time of the switch.
     
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    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    Any one have any more info on the blended metal bullets? I tried to find the Le Mas website but I couldn't get it to work.
     
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    Gaunt blood for the blood god OT Supporter

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    more then likely the military will use up its current supply then phase in the green ammo
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    I think they will just use it all up and then switch over with the surplus stock of the new type they have built up in the mean time
     
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    Old news. They found the tungsten was actually more toxic. IIRC, it bonded with the lead and let it slip into the groundwater more easily.
     
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    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    The bullets they were talking about were completely free of lead.
     
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    The tungsten would bond with the lead already at the range and help it leach into the groundwater faster.

    Tungsten should still work with a new, lead free range.
    (And I always approve of opening new rifle ranges.)
     

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