Copper-jacketed lead

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'Copper-jacketed lead refers to the bullet component of a round or cartridge used as ammunition in a firearm. More specifically, the copper-jacketed lead refers to a type of a lead alloy bullet (round nose, jacketed hollow point (JHP) or Total metal jacket (TMJ) that has been "jacketed" in copper).

The term Copper-jacketed lead is also a slang term among gun enthusiasts (affectionately called "gun nuts") and prepper-survivalists to refer to "Precious metal" investment in tangibles in the form of ammunition. Among such people, ammunition is considered to be a valuable investment inflation hedge comparable in practical value to silver or gold, except that here the "precious metal" is copper-jacketed lead.

Examples of Copper-Jacketed Lead Ammunition

Copper-Jacketed Lead Rifle Ammunition

Copper-Jacketed Lead Pistol Ammunition

Copper-Jacketed Lead Revolver Ammunition

See also


  1. Jeff Quinn. Lightweight, Compact Ruger LCR 22 Magnum Pocket Revolver, Accessed 22 January 2014 quote="I am glad that Ruger is including the 22 magnum along with the 22 LR, 38 Special Plus P, and 357 magnum chamberings in this handy little revolver."