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Posted: 7/26/2001 9:37:29 AM EST
I took a winchester USA brand .223 ammo and measured the bullet bore with a caliber, and found out its really .225 instead of .223 is it safe to fire? how big can the bullet be before firing it becomes dangerous? also I have some unknown bullets which I measured with a caliber and it turns out to be .308.. if anyone wants it tell me and I will send it to you... free of charge. I got a bunch of it and i dont have a real need for it... (just if you are going to reload with it verify it with a caliber!)
Link Posted: 7/26/2001 10:01:06 AM EST
Most ".223 Remington" bullets are .224 across. Most "30 caliber" are .308" across. Nothing weird about your measurements.
Link Posted: 7/26/2001 1:27:17 PM EST
Most calibers don't exactly measure what's on the label. You need a good handbook to find the exact measurements. .38's are actually .357" in diameter .44's range from .429" and .431" etc.
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