Almost a bargain at a quarter of the asking price!
Still less than what the Army paid if we include the R&D costs for a round that’s not even properly barrier blind.
I’ve no idea what was wrong with MK318. I guess working with civilian ammo manufacturers and using existing solutions doesn’t line pockets well enough.
a contact who works at federal ammo told me the MK 318 is very expensive to make
Were are you getting it’s not properly barrier blind from?
An old DTIC presentation by the folks who created M855A1, posted on pistol-forum.com by Gary Roberts stating that the jacket and steel penetrator of A1 separate upon hitting glass to “increase hit probability”.
Give me a sec and I’ll try to find a non-dead link.
But the copper plug that is in the base flies straight. That’s the barrier blind part of the projectile.
How can be a part of the bullet barrier blind? You have more than one piece of projectile hitting the target and the pieces deviating away from the initial shot trajectory. This is not desirable bullet performance and is not blind to barriers.
Cause the copper plug flies straight. Look at the pic. And this method is capable of giving better terminal performance than either 318 or 70gr. And thru tougher barriers.
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