On some ranges in Australia the use of "Jacketed bullets" are restricted or banned entirely. Plated bullets are not "jacketed" as the coating process is entirely different to the way a Jacketed bullet is made. The coating of copper on a plated bullet is very thin (about 12 Micron) in comparison to an fully jacketed bullet.  However, in some instances there has been confusion over the look of Tigershark bullets - they "look a bit like an FMJ" but once the bullet is scratched on a surface such as concrete it is immediately obvious as the coating will scratch exposing the soft lead core - you cant do that with an FMJ.

Some clubs have recently clarified their position as per the following example:  

We are happy to follow up with clubs who do not understand the difference between "Jacketed" and copper plated bullets.


August 21, 2017 by Steve Hoy

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