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    ASTM B130 - 19

    Standard Specification for Commercial Bronze Strip for Bullet Jackets

    Active Standard ASTM B130 | Developed by Subcommittee: B05.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 02.01

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    This specification covers the standard for commercial bronze strip for manufacture of bullet jacket cups and ammunition components from copper alloy UNS No. C22000. The specimens shall be manufactured by such hot working, cold working, and annealing processes to produce a uniform wrought structure. Each specimen shall be subjected to tension test and Rockwell hardness test. In addition to tensile properties for strips, purchaser may also specify grain size. If specimens fail to conform to the prescribed specification, analysis shall be made on a new composite sample.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    Significance and Use

    17.1 For purposes of determining compliance with the specified property limits for the properties listed in the following table, an observed value of a calculated value shall be rounded as indicated in accordance with the rounding method of Practice E29:


    Rounded Unit for Observed or
    Calculated Value



    Chemical composition

    nearest unit in the last right-hand
    significant digit used in expressing
    the limiting value.

    Tensile strength

     nearest ksi (5 MPa)

    Grain size:


     Up to 0.055 mm, incl

     nearest multiple of 0.005 mm

     Over 0.055 to 0.160 mm, incl

     nearest 0.01 mm



     5 % and over

     nearest 1 %

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification establishes the requirements for commercial bronze strip for manufacture of bullet jacket cups and ammunition components from Copper Alloy UNS No. C22000.2

    1.2 Units—The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.3 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    B846 Terminology for Copper and Copper Alloys

    E3 Guide for Preparation of Metallographic Specimens

    E8/E8M Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials

    E18 Test Methods for Rockwell Hardness of Metallic Materials

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications

    E112 Test Methods for Determining Average Grain Size

    E255 Practice for Sampling Copper and Copper Alloys for the Determination of Chemical Composition

    E478 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper Alloys

    E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.150.30 (Copper products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30262702(Bronze strip); 46181502(Bullet proof vests)

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    DOI: 10.1520/B0130-19

    Citation Format

    ASTM B130-19, Standard Specification for Commercial Bronze Strip for Bullet Jackets, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.org

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