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  • Claim: .223 & 6.5 Grendel & 6.8 SPC re-classified as Pistol Ammo

    http://www.eliteammunition.net/newsl...5257/81014.htm

    BATF Classifies .223, 6.5 Grendel and 6.8SPC as Pistol Ammo

    July 11, 2011

    BATF and EA Recent Finding.

    EA has had to remove our Trident bullets in .223, 6.5 Grendel and 6.8 SPC.

    The BATF has ruled that all of these cartridges are now pistol cartridges.

    Since they are now pistol cartridges their construction now falls under the content and construction limitations of the 68 GAC and pistol cartridges.

    Currently from other bullet makers like Barnes, solid .223 caliber bullets are still being manufactured and sold . We are working with our BATF IOI person to find out the following,

    A) Is Barnes bullets and all other maker that constructs solid bullets in .223 going to have to stop.

    B) If not then why do we have to stop since out basic shape and metallurgical content of our PFP bullets are the same as theirs?

    C) Since they are now handgun caliber limited how does Magtech solid copper pistol bullets not fall under the 68 GAC as AP?

    D) If Solid copper is not considered a violation of the 68 GAC in handgun bullets then it should also be not a violation of the 68 GAC to make EA’s PFP bullets from solid copper as Magtech does.

    Those who have T6 ammunition and PFP bullets will be contacted by the BATF to recover any bullets or ammunition that have not been FIRED yet.

    I apologize for this inconvenience and hopefully we can get this matter straightened out one way or another.

    Jay Wolf
    Pr. Elite Ammunition

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    Re: Claim: .223 & 6.5 Grendel & 6.8 SPC re-classified as Pistol Ammo

    NOTED: some claim this is a BS "re-hash" of a Hoax/Viral claim going back as far as 2006


    so take it with a grain of salt

    so it's validity is still undetermined at this time

    Last edited by LYCAN; July 13th, 2011, 01:33.

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      Re: Claim: .223 & 6.5 Grendel & 6.8 SPC re-classified as Pistol Ammo

      Lycan .....thank you for your posts. Never hurts to look into matters of this sort.
      Youth And Brawn Are No Match For Age And Treachery.
      I'm Old And May Not Fight. I'll Shoot Instead.

      USMC 1959/1963

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