Why would you want AP rifle ammo?

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by Alpo, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    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

    Mar 21, 2012
    Steep Falls, Maine
    I'm glad I got some. Just because I wanted some.

  3. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    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!
  4. :yeahthat:

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

    firefighter1635 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2012
    FEMA Region V
    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??????????
  6. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    I have a few rounds of AP, only because the price was right.
  7. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    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.
  8. dbcooper

    dbcooper Well-Known Member

    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
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2014
  9. Yep...AP ammo is good for teaching them the difference between cover and concealment.
  10. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    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?
  11. WHSmithIV

    WHSmithIV Well-Known Member

    May 3, 2012
    Moore, Idaho
    I have some AP ammo in 7.62x39 - why? Just so that I have it.
  12. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2012
    hunting steel targets? :)
  13. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    AP ammo is the most fun way to chop down trees. :D
  14. WHSmithIV

    WHSmithIV Well-Known Member

    May 3, 2012
    Moore, Idaho
    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. :)
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2014
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