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If I read these correctly, the green tin was made in 1946 using powder from 1945. Are these heavy ball?

I'm guessing the zinc-gray tin above is also the same type of ammo.


 

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Evidently (from Ted's website) both are lead-core light ball. I'm told the zinc-gray tin is 300 rounds on stripper clips. I may not get around to opening them for a long while.
 

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Is the 300 rounder Bulgarian?
 

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Did anyone else notice the difference in the feet showing in the OP???


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Hahahahahaha I thought I would have been the only one. Hahahahahahaha
 

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I forgot to crop the photo before posting. I was hoping noboby would point out my gimpy foot. But I can see that you insensitive brutes can show no such discretion.






...I was wondering how long it would take for someone to notice. ;)
 

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I noticed that to. The top tin is the 300 rds on strippers that were sold about 18 months ago made in 1946. The bottom tin is 440 rds.

I bought a crate of the 1946 ammo, 880 rounds on stripper clips in two sardine cans. Some shooters of it were complaining about split necks, but have never experience any. Took apart a couple of rounds, the exposed lead base is cupped almost like a Minnie ball. Test in bound wet paper catalogs etc. revealed the bullets mushroomed almost like sporting ammo. I miked the two pulled bullets at .308", even took them to LGS and they got the same .308" results. Strange?
 

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Earl,

With all due respect sir, you're full of it. The Marines wouldn't take you if you had a gimp foot. Sorry it's the beer talking.

Your buddy sean
 

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I bought a crate of the 1946 ammo, 880 rounds on stripper clips in two sardine cans. Some shooters of it were complaining about split necks, but have never experience any. Took apart a couple of rounds, the exposed lead base is cupped almost like a Minnie ball. Test in bound wet paper catalogs etc. revealed the bullets mushroomed almost like sporting ammo. I miked the two pulled bullets at .308", even took them to LGS and they got the same .308" results. Strange?
I still have some of my 1946 ammo and will have to pull some and check mine and also see how it looks after shooting it in some wet catalogs. I did have some split neck after shooting it and a funky smell, more so than the 70's surplus.
 

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I got a bunch of both the 300 and 440 spam cans of this stuff :)
 

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