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I picked up a box of 40 rds of Russian ammo today at a gun show. The carton is plain white cardboard, with "sportivnyi revol'vernyi patron" in Cyrillic on the cover; the obverse is a stamped rectangle with "partiya (lot) No. A08; "data" V (yes, a Roman "V") 85 g(odu). The head stamp is 36 on top; 85 on the bottom. The only other markings are two round bullseyes on the long sides of the box. The bullet is seated 0.4" below the case mouth, which just has a slight taper and no crimp. Is this some sort of a short-range or gallery load? Corrosive primer? Sorry I can't post a pic; my browser and the forum software have an incompatibility when it comes to managing graphics.