Can You Id These Bullets?

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  1. Faye Fox

    Faye Fox Very Well-Known Member
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    I will withhold where and when I found these bullets until they are ID'ed correctly.
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  2. Hal Pollner

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    First, you must measure their diameter with a dial caliper.

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    Never saw anything like it. Might be part of some kind of military arm.
     
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    7.62 x 54r
    7.62 x 63

    I'm not sure they are necessarily military.
     
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  5. Hal Pollner

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    Measure them just behind the Ogive, where they become cylindrical.
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    Colored tips would be revealing. They seem not to be black (armor-piercing), certainly not red or orange (tracer).

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  7. Faye Fox

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    I collected them from the desert shooting range Ft Bliss when I was 8 and my father was on special assignment at the missile range. WW 2 50 cal machine gun practice bullets. I once had a 5 gal bucket of them. I was with the Commander's kids and all the armed guards that drove the perimeter in jeeps looked out for us. They called us the little desert rats.
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