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Old 11-24-2020, 03:56 PM   #1
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Couldn't Pass It Up, What do I Have?

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What I know is I have .308 caliber 147 gr. fmj boat tail bullets. What I don't recognize is the seating groove where you would normally find a cannelure. The bullets came packed in 1000 round sealed green plastic pouches with labels removed. I am thinking these are M80 bullets, possibly Lake City Arsenal. Not sure if new or pulls, how can I tell. Anyone recognize these bullets? What do I have?
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Old 11-25-2020, 05:54 PM   #2
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Why pull bullets from machine gun ammo? You have break the links, then pull the bullet. Isn't it worth more as a working round? Also wouldn't there be drag marks if the bullet had been pulled? Knob Creek shoots as done for this year. Wonder if the feebs will allow one next year. ��
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Old 11-25-2020, 06:16 PM   #3
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I agree pulling bullets doesn't seem like a good idea but I see lots of pulled bullets for sale. The bulk bullets I have do not have any pull marks so I assume they are new. My question was, how do I determine if they are pulled, and you confirmed what I would expect of pulled bullets. Thanks.

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Old 11-25-2020, 07:14 PM   #4
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I am with Sam no grooves from pulling if you look at 10/20/30 and no grooves of any kind I say not pulled.I have bought Winchester bullets from Midway like that they can pull down 1.25"/ 1.75" at 100yds open sights in my M1a.Thks for making me look found a new site it looks like.
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Old 11-25-2020, 08:18 PM   #5
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I remember buying some pulled bullets from the 1960's. NO WONDER the M14 had accuracy problems, those bullets mic'd out from .306-309...horrible bullets, and they were straight up USGI!

That prompted me to "look into" US military .30 caliber bullets. Over the years I have pulled bullets from a number of .30-06 US military cartridges, from around 1910 to about 1960. Up to WWII we had some pretty good bullets. Beginning WWII diameters started getting more erratic, to downright crap from around 1942 until sometime in the late '60's. I have no explanation other than just making bullets on worn out machinery...I don't get it.

I have also found wartime USGI .30-06 to be very high quality, but generally marginal for accuracy. In comparison, wartime Russian ammunition was much more accurate than US if you can believe that.

Not bagging on USGI ammo, it was top quality. It's just the bullets were kinda crap for a number of years.
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I am still interested in determining what these bullets are. I was told the original owner of them weighed the bullets he was loading and matched them. He apparently was getting tight groups from the 30-06 rounds he loaded. Thanks for all the replies.

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Old 12-03-2020, 05:11 PM   #7
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curious - how many did you get

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I am still interested in determining what these bullets are. I was told the original owner of them weighed the bullets he was loading and matched them. He apparently was getting tight groups from the 30-06 rounds he loaded. Thanks for all the replies.

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Just wanted to know if you had any to sell or where I could find them??
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Old 12-03-2020, 05:53 PM   #8
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Yes I do. I have been considering putting them on GunBroker but a local sale would be much better. Send a private message and we can discuss it.

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