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Posted: 4/29/2015 3:22:49 PM EDT
This is some brass that I found in my bucket while getting ready to reload. As you can tell it is Berdan, not Boxer, primed. As you can also tell, I almost ruined a perfectly good sizing die figuring this out....



Can someone identify the headstamp? I want to be sure I never buy this again. The primer is crimped in, with blue sealant. The stamp has a crosshair, and 01-CG-09.
Link Posted: 4/29/2015 3:41:49 PM EDT
Never mind, I found it.

It's the Carl Gustav stuff.

Mods, you can leave this up for reference or delete it. Your call.
Link Posted: 4/29/2015 4:33:56 PM EDT
The 'cross-hair' is the NATO mark.
Link Posted: 4/29/2015 5:12:47 PM EDT
Interesting. Did not know that.
Link Posted: 4/29/2015 5:22:25 PM EDT
Also notice the primer crimp, only found on NATO spec ammo. I believe CG is the only manfg. to make berdan primed .223/5.56, I almost bought a load of it before I figured that out.
Link Posted: 4/29/2015 5:31:32 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Lay:
Also notice the primer crimp, only found on NATO spec ammo. I believe CG is the only manfg. to make berdan primed .223/5.56, I almost bought a load of it before I figured that out.
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I got some Wolf Gold 223 that is crimped I'm pretty sure.
Link Posted: 4/29/2015 6:19:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/29/2015 6:20:22 PM EDT by bfoosh06]
Yup Carl Gustav.
Link Posted: 4/29/2015 6:43:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/29/2015 6:44:08 PM EDT by nobius]
I am just glad I didn't destroy my new dies on what I think was the 5th case I put through them. Now I have sorted all of these out and put them in the recycle bucket.

I had noticed the primer crimps on some of the other rounds, didn't know that was a NATO spec.

Thanks for the info and the responses.
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