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Green Tip- Coming Ban?

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Littlemac, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. Littlemac

    Littlemac CLM

    Mar 5, 2003
    I was at a Gun show in the DFW area this last week. Two dealers were selling 62 gr green tip .223 ammo- No big deal Maybe more dealers I don't know.

    The two that caught my eye had hand drawn signs, stating that as of Feb 2012 that this steel core ammo would not be available to civilians any longer. Does anyone else have any info on this restriction?
  2. freedom790


    Aug 10, 2008
    Cheyenne, WY
    Probably just looking to boost their sales. Wouldn't be the first time I've seen questionable business ethic at a gun show.

  3. boone10

    boone10 Glockeologist

    Aug 7, 2011
    My shooting buddy told me just yesterday that he read where our armed forces are looking for even more penetration than the green tip can deliver. A new round has been developed with a steel tip and copper body (similar to a steel-tipped Barnes, I assume) and the 62 grain green tip will become obsolete. The new ammo will still be made in Lake City, but will cost up to 3 times as much to produce.

    I have been seeing the green tip in ammo cans for sale in far more places than ever before over the past 3 or 4 months. I read where somebody bought a can at a Wal-Mart in Missouri recently. I don't shoot it that much, but will be looking to get another can or 2 just in case.
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2011
  4. txgunguy


    Dec 14, 2007
    DFW, Texas
    That would be awesome! Surplus steel tipped 556!
  5. Cole125

    Cole125 Silver Member

    Apr 5, 2008
    Far West, USA
    Thats a load of BS, just some prick sellers with a agenda.

    I have seen some good prices on "Not for Duty Use" marked green tip for the last few months. I am guessing a bad lot that the military is dumping on civilians. Wonder how bad the ammo has to preform for this to happen. 1-5 in 1000 fail to fire or something?
  6. 12131

    12131 Monkeyboy CLM

    Nov 17, 2006
    God's Country (Texas)
    Typical gun show BS. Man, I hate those aholes.
  7. A bunch of BS as said above.
  8. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

    Jan 20, 2004
    Alaska, again (for now)
    or it fails the accuracy requirement, or there was a mistake in the production etc.
  9. I have a case of that. If functions fine and its flawless. I thought Not for Duty Use was a note for police not to use it because it penetrates so well.
  10. Think again Che, it's because it doesn't meet the reliability, or accuracy requirements to be issued as duty ammunition. It's a crap shoot whether it performs well or not.
  11. Cruiser1

    Cruiser1 Still Alive

    Jul 15, 2010
    Biloxi, Mississippi
    In the last few years I have noticed more idiots selling at gun shows. They don't have a clue what they are talking most of the time and fill in their lack of knowledge with piles of BS.
  12. I called up Federal and left a message so I'm wait and see what they have to say. I doubt they would sell inferior ammo to the civilian market.
  13. SCSU74

    SCSU74 St. Cloud Proud

    Jul 24, 2010
    The Northwoods
    natchez is having a sale, $300 for 1K rds i believe
  14. Military/LEO ammo has a different quality standard then civilian ammunition. There are different contract standards. How often do you hear of problems with winchester white box ammunition compared to winchester ranger or other winchester self defense ammunition types?
  15. Spiffums

    Spiffums I.C.P.

    Sep 30, 2006
    I bet the bad ammo kills paper well enough.
  16. samuse


    Jul 30, 2008
    South TX

    Yes and it'l piss off the owners of steel targets too!:whistling:
  17. WarEagle32


    Mar 15, 2011
    +1 amen
  18. mgs

    mgs Always Carrying Millennium Member

    Dec 21, 1998
    cogan station, pa, usa
    Federal would not release ammo that was not safe to shoot.....too much liability. probably some minor issue at the Tax Payers expense, Mike.
  19. Fireman1291

    Fireman1291 Firefighter/EMT

    May 17, 2005
    Land O lakes, FL
    Not funny. I have a $120 idpa ar500 steel target that I bring to the range and you bet your a** if I caught a ahole shooting it with AP that he'd be buying my target.
  20. eracer

    eracer Where's my EBT?

    Apr 5, 2011
    Tampa, FL
    Really? Because my range allows M855 on steel targets.

    They are not, after all, armor-piercing. Heck 7mm Mag Nosler Partitions will do a heck of a lot more damage to a steel plate.