A Simple Method for Soft Recovery of Small Caliber Projectiles

Report No. ARL-TR-4964
Authors: Ilmars Celmins, Thomas Puckett, Kenneth Paxton, Donald McClellan, and Darren Cashen
Date/Pages: September 2009; 20 pages
Abstract: There is an occasional requirement to perform soft recovery of small caliber munitions in order to examine the condition of the bullets after they have been fired. A simple method using commercially available urethane foam has been successfully implemented. The details of the foam recovery technique are fully documented for future reference.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: September 1, 2009