Why would you want AP rifle ammo?

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  1. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

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    I'm not saying you should not have it. I think anyone should be able to have any type of gun or ammo they want (and can afford to buy).

    So if you want it, that's wonderful.

    I just wonder - why?

    It's no good for hunting. I shoot steel targets. Can't use it on them. Can't use it in an indoor range.

    Now, I've got (I think) about 500 rounds of Chinese 308. That Norinco AP ammo that was coming in, until Slick Willie outlawed its importation. I got it as part of a "multi-gun, mucho-ammo" purchase. If it had not been part of the "lot" I was buying, I would not have bought it. I just - see no need for it.

    So it sits in my ammo stash. It's been sitting there about seven years.

    Now, if I had some type of display - if I took my Garand, and had a cartridge belt and a couple of bandoliers, a WW2 uniform complete to steel pot, field pack and bayonet, and a manikin, I'd dress the manikin in the uniform, hang the belt around his waist and the bandoliers cross-body, and fill it all with clipped AP, 'cause that's what he would be using, and put my M1 by him. But since I don't have this display, I just shoot M2 ball in my Garand.

    Now, apparently, many people want the AP, as it seems to have sold out at CMP quickly.

    I just - don't understand why.
  2. CCHolderinMaine

    CCHolderinMaine Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad I got some. Just because I wanted some.
  3. carver

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    I'll pay you for some of that AP ammo in .308. Why do I want it, SHTF situation. It's better to have it and not need it, than it is to need it, and not have it!
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    :yeahthat:

    I'd be in on buying some too.
  6. firefighter1635

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    The current US Government want's you a serf. To shut up and do as your told or else. They'll tap your phone for no reason what-so-ever, read your emails, make life hard on you via the IRS if you think differently from them, detain you indefenatly if they choose, even murder you with a drone.

    And you ask why anyone would want AP rounds??????????
  7. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    I have a few rounds of AP, only because the price was right.
  8. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

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    Sorry guys. I've got all kinds of stuff that, while I might not have bought it (if it was just IT that was for sale), I don't sell it.

    That pack-rat mentality.
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    If a person was shooting at me from behind armor, then I would want AP rounds for the piercing of armor so I could neutralize his ass
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  10. norahc

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    Yep...AP ammo is good for teaching them the difference between cover and concealment.
  11. JLA

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    Alpo, youre a smart guy.. The desire to stock up on LAP has more to do with the eventual enemy wearing body armor than anything else. Its already bad enough they'll likely have Select fire weaponry while were all stuck with out semi autos, at least we should be lobbing the same type of ammo in their direction don't you think?
  12. WHSmithIV

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    I have some AP ammo in 7.62x39 - why? Just so that I have it.
  13. soundguy

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    hunting steel targets? :)
  14. CampingJosh

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    AP ammo is the most fun way to chop down trees. :D
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    That's pretty much why I have it. It'll go right through ½" steel plate :D I won an on-line auction for it with an option for up to 8 boxes on stripper clips or not. I then immediately asked folks here and in another forum I belong to if anyone else wanted some at the very good price I got it for. Bought 40 rounds for me and an additional 80 rounds for two other guys. As soon as it got here, I shipped them theirs. :)
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  16. rawright54

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    Nice. But much to my surprise, when I tried my new .243 with standard off-the-shelf ammo from Walmart, it punched nice holes through 1/2" steel, too. :D

    I didn't know it could do that...
  17. CCHolderinMaine

    CCHolderinMaine Well-Known Member

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    "steel" is a very generic term.
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    yest it is. I've mangled 1/2" mild steel with hunting ammo....
  19. scooby12

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    I've always been told that the AP round was generally considered more accurate at longer range than standard ball.
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    :yeahthat:
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