This is coolbert:
From Breitbart and the tip from Freeper the story of the kinder and gentler U.S. military.
NO MORE pollution from the use of full metal jacketed small arms rounds that have a lead core.
"'Green Bullets' Overtaking Lead Thanks to EPA, State Regs, Military"
"Thanks to EPA regulations, state regulations, and military goals, traditional lead ammo is on its way out and 'green bullets' are on their way in."
And also the closing of the ancient and venerable Herculaneum, Missouri, USA shot tower and factory for producing lead and lead rounds for ammunition.
"the military has set 2018 as its target date to have troops operating lead-ammo-free. 'Green bullets' have been under testing at Picatinny Arsenal since 2010, and the Army plans to issue 'a lead-free version of the 7.62 mm rounds fired from M-14 rifles... in 2014.' The Army already switched to a greener 5.56 mm 'enhanced performance round' in 2010."
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"Does the new ammo perform as well as the old? That is one question that has yet to be answered."
Well, that is the question, isn't it? Five hundred or more years of military firearms using lead or jacketed lead projectiles and now is the substitute going to work as well?
And what is the substitute for the lead core anyhow? That is not specified.
Trajectory for a variety of weapons will be the same? That is a concern? What else?
Devoted and regular readers and followers to the blog can comment in a serious way about this?