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Old 04-21-2019, 07:09 AM   #32
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Default Re: Iron Content of Rifle Ammo (SS109/M855, M59, M61, M80, M855A1, etc.)

You could coat the bullets in something less permanent than zinc -- say oil or cosmoline. That should still do for relatively short-term storage. (The Vatican may not have a requirement to archive millions of rounds for decades.) If necessary, the rounds could be cleaned before action. They won't rust a lot in hours or days.

Or depending on the coating, you might just skip that step. Cosmoline might strip off in the barrel and melt what doesn't strip when a bullet is fired (it has a lot of waxes in it), or a thin coat of the right kind of oil might not prevent the target from absorbing the iron to get poisoned. (That would get into a lot of details about the bioactivity of iron in supernatural creatures.)
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