Ball ammo

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by zkovach, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. zkovach

    zkovach Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2009
    Michigan
    What exactley is ball ammo? How is it different from fmj's or is it the same thing
     
  2. graehaven

    graehaven Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    Google is your friend. :D
     

  3. zkovach

    zkovach Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2009
    Michigan
    I don't google anything anymore since they record everything
     
  4. RandyP

    RandyP Active Member

    517
    Jan 22, 2009
    Chicago
    Ball ammo aka Military Hardball aka FMJ. Same ammo, different names.
     
  5. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    Randy nailed it.
     
  6. graehaven

    graehaven Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    LOL, seriously?

    You're already on all the lists. It doesn't matter, really.
     
  7. zkovach

    zkovach Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2009
    Michigan
    Thank you Randy!
     
  8. zkovach

    zkovach Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2009
    Michigan
    Maybe I'm on a list however I don't want to add to it!
     
  9. RandyP

    RandyP Active Member

    517
    Jan 22, 2009
    Chicago
    Unless you go completely off the grid, just posting on an internet forum exposes you. Google is the least of your worries.
     
  10. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    Why worry about google, "they" have had all of our numbers since the day we were born!!:eek: :D :D
     
  11. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    agreed. They could wipe any one of us out at any given time but dont because we are small fish..
     
  12. graehaven

    graehaven Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    But we all know you're a big fish in our lil' pond. ;):eek::D
     
  13. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
  14. hunter29180

    hunter29180 Well-Known Member

    yep Google shows every post i have made on this forum!
     
  15. Archie

    Archie Active Member

    Ball ammo is ammunition that doesn't do anything other than shoot and poke a basic hole in the target - whatever it may be. Ball ammo is NOT armor piercing, tracer, incendiary, blank, line throwing, explosive or proof test ammo. When the .45-70 Springfield rifle was the standard issue long gun, 'ball' ammo was a cast lead projectile. "Ball" ammo does not have to be jacketed; however, most modern combat weapons use full metal jacketed ammo, so most current ball ammo is FMJ.

    The Marine Corps (and other services, but I never looked in their manuals) used to list (and probably still does) "Ammunition, ball, caliber .22 long rifle, match target" for the pistol and rifle teams. It isn't used for combat, but the projectile doesn't 'do' anything special.

    It dates from the days when ammo was a hand full of lead balls and a container of (black) powder.
     
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