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Dazscuba

Bullet, what type is this, any ideas?

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Dazscuba

Anybody tell me what type this bullet is please?

Found it yesterday while walking the footpath to Ceasers Nose Cemetery just in the field. image.jpg.675ae054bec93ab10e2bc6f324de91c9.jpg

thanks Daz

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Radlad
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.303 Mk VII

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Dazscuba

Radlad thanks for that, what makes it a Mk Vll if you don’t mind me asking? 

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MikB

The left-hand rifling twist is pretty diagnostic as having been fired from a Lee Enfield.

The cannelure looks to be just visible in the right place for Mk.VII ball's stab-crimp.

The aspect ratio and meplat look right for Mk.VII ball.

 

Mk.VII ball tended to turn over under deceleration at normal shooting distances, so rounds that hit earth or timber would often be severely bent or folded double. This one looks as if it completed its trajectory without encountering anything substantial and landed spent.

 

Whilst it's *just* theoretically possible that it's a commercial 303 FMJ target round fired from an ex-military Lee Enfield, that's vanishingly improbable anywhere away from a target range in Britain or a former Empire country. 

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Dazscuba

Thanks for the very descriptive info appriciated

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Dave1418

Due to the front section inside of the jacket being made of various compounds such as aluminium, zinc and pulp it made it unstable on impact which makes it prone to tumble.

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