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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Price of Ammo

It just occurred to me that our military, with all their modern, electric Gatling guns, probably uses a large quantity of ordinary cartridge ammunition. I wonder how much ammo they use and what it costs. It probably wouldn't even show up as a blip in the overall defense budget (all glory to the DOD), but it is probably still substantial.


Anonymous said...

Making the bullets from depleted uranium (high density) is what makes the rounds expensive. You and I can't buy those rounds.

Comrade Misfit said...

Others you can't buy, either. For instance, Russian 7N1 sniper ammo was readily available until the government snapped it all up to arm the Afghanis who prefer to use Combloc weaponry.