.30-06 Alternative box


#1

Which headstamp is inside? The box is sealed. The seller said this was an Alternative to Match ammo. Is that right?


#2

GMCS (Gilding Metal Clad Steel) jacket vs GM jacket. An effort to reduce US dependence on copper, a strategic material during wartime, the US is a producer of copper, but consumes more than it can produce in a war emergency.


#3

sksvlad, your SL Alternative should be in the 42-43 range. We had a discussion on the “ALTERNATIVE” issue back in Sept if you want to go look at it. Cheers, Bruce.


#4

I have the following additional information on this box from a friend who likes ammo too:

I have that same box. Inside you will find SL 42 cartridges. They do not have a steel jacket. The M2 Alternative had a core with less antimony content. The M2 Alternate had the steel jacket.
You can check to be certain by holding a magnet to the bottom of the box. It should not be attracted.