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Thread: Silver State Armory 5.56 64gr PPT Bonded

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    Silver State Armory 5.56 64gr PPT Bonded

    I did a search for this ammo but didn't see anything about anyone testing it. The gel pictures from the SSA catolog look pretty good but I would tend to trust Dr. Roberts far more than promotional material

    It is an interesting round to me given the fact that it is a bonded 64gr round loaded to 5.56 pressures. Has anyone used this round, and if so, how did you like it? It looks like an affordable ($1 per round) barrier blind 5.56 option for those of us who can't access the LE purchasing system.
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    It is on our list to test in 2012.

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    How much should 5.56 pressure be a deciding factor with barrier blind bullets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd.K View Post
    How much should 5.56 pressure be a deciding factor with barrier blind bullets?
    Honestly you probably know far better than me, I just assumed (yeah, I know what they say about that ) that a 5.56 round would probably work better out of a 16" or shorter barrel but I could just be FoS.

    I am also unsure of the quality of SSA ammo, do they usually make good stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRWolverineFan View Post
    Honestly you probably know far better than me, I just assumed (yeah, I know what they say about that ) that a 5.56 round would probably work better out of a 16" or shorter barrel but I could just be FoS.

    I am also unsure of the quality of SSA ammo, do they usually make good stuff?

    i have been trying for weeks to get a solid answer to this ever since i stumbled upon the 64gr ppt. the 70gr tsx load looks nice too at 2750 fps from a 16". a week later and 17 forums later, i still cant get solid confirmation on the reliability aspect of ssa's ammo.

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    SSA has worked pretty well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRWolverineFan View Post
    Honestly you probably know far better than me, I just assumed (yeah, I know what they say about that ) that a 5.56 round would probably work better out of a 16" or shorter barrel but I could just be FoS.
    I have a 6.8 as a go to so I have not really looked at the difference. Everyone looks for 5.56 pressure defensive ammo because of the limited fragmentation velocity, while the bonded designs may upset at lower velocities.

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    here is what i "know" via ssa'a web site and emails to ssa"s customer service. it is much like a tbbc in construction with a more protected tip, (should be good for you -leading on the feed ramp guys) expands to .46 caliber, expands with in the first 2"-4" or penetration, expands down to 1700 fps, muzzle velocity of 2850 from a 16" barrel. and i assume penetration is comparable to other bb loads....probably 16"-18" in bg, but im not sure on that one.

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    Does it bother anyone else tha ssa uses nothing in regards to primer crimps or sealant? I think ammo intended for "real deal" use should have some kind of water proofing, crimps, cannalures, ext.... ssa uses nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenndapp View Post
    Does it bother anyone else tha ssa uses nothing in regards to primer crimps or sealant? I think ammo intended for "real deal" use should have some kind of water proofing, crimps, cannalures, ext.... ssa uses nothing.
    Not in the least.


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