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Cartridge of the Month January 2009

5.56 x 45 NATO ACR Duplex Ball (final version)
Specimens and photos courtesy of Paul Smith


ACR duplex ball, final version. Yellow tip and red primer seal. Note the step in the steel core of the rear projectile to ensure dispersion. The steel cores are hardened and within GM jackets. (Recall that within the SALVO project, the second bullet had its entire base canted). Headstamp is W C C 8 9





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  Revised 14 Novemberr 2008