Find another range or call the manager and ask for an explanation.
And what would that be? Give me a solid reason why an outdoor range wouldn’t allow you to use FMJs?HP transfers more energy to target, but has reduced ability to penetrate than an FMJ.
Personally, I'm not going to a range that forces me to use frangible or HP for target practice, but considering the terminal ballistic differences between the rounds, odds are there is a method to their madness.
Well for what Radtek is saying it’s the first I’ve ever heard of something that silly. Some indoor ranges for a while insisted shooters buy the stores ammo and only allowed that. But then when ammo availability dwindled and so did their business they stopped that foolishness.Backstop isn't thick enough to stop an FMJ, but will stop frangible and HP? Are they worried about ricochets?
Which type of bullet penetrates further? It can't be the frangible. The HP mushrooms, transfers it's energy faster and so stops sooner.
Is it possible that the range owner(s) are idiots? Sure, but ranges tend to make rules based on what has gone wrong, namely lawsuits.