Originally Posted by Dasani
Is this a Top Gun thing or a rifle thing? Every time I've done my CHL they always say bring only FMJ ammo.
Truth be told it's mostly to stop the idiots with "black guns". Bolt gun shooters generally don't shoot FMJ anyway since it's less accurate. Ranges say its because of ricochets and the potential for it to spark a fire. I think it's more to cut down on the number of black guns out there since shooting OTM is way more expensive. Those rounds are usually heavier which means they are slower and FAR less likely to damage steel targets. Light FMJ rounds will pierce 1/2 non hardened steel at 300 yds easily. Hardened steel isn't cheap. Having some bozo out there with super hot ammo is an easy way to ruin it.