Nickle plated ammo?

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by dbltap, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. dbltap

    dbltap New Member

    Apr 1, 2007
    looking at 308 German surplus ammo that has nickle plated lead bullets. Does the nickle plating cause any problems with the barrels or no different than copper?
  2. Country101

    Country101 Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2004
    NW AR
    I dont know anything about that, dbltap. Seems like it would be pretty hard on your barrel. The nickel should be harder thant the normal copper jacket, but I dont know what affeect this would have. Maybe somebody else has some experience with it....

  3. Boris

    Boris Former Guest

    Oct 1, 2010
    Its not pure nickel. The ammo has a cupronickel jacket. An alloy of copper containing 10-30% nickel. For Projectile jackets it will be a low nickel content.

    It is safe to fire as normal......
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