Dummy, Drill, Inert - .50 cal, 7.62 & 5.56 Help

#1

Hey all,

This solicitation is out. IMO The Army is wanting a solid metal round, versus traditional brass case and bullet modified which is now the ‘alternative.’ They are not specifying material - steel, alum, brass or other. LAT requires 25 cycles through weapon’s’. Still fluted.

I need to provide bid samples by July 10th, so I don’t have time to determine best material. I need to narrow to 1 or 2 and make some parts to test. Color needs to be 17178 to AMS-STD-595. Needs to pass 48 salt fog, no mecr nitrate test.

There was a funded DOTC effort. Anyone know the results?

Any help is appreciated. Pic is old 7.62s.

Jay

#2

In the .50 caliber, UK, Israel and some of the European countries did solid aluminum and solid brass, cast/machined/hollowed out (to meet weight). I’ll send you a PM on my contact at the company that did the plating for the initial DDI runs.

#3

Stainless steel exercise cartridge-

5.56 x 45mm Exercise Cartridge, Primetake (Dummy Drill).pdf (163.6 KB)

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I believe these are bored out at the base to achieve proper weight.

Brian