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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 1/6/2002 6:52:04 PM EDT
I got aproximately 250rds. of 5.56x45 ammo for $10 from a local gun dealer who was going out of buisness. Most of the ammo was Lake City 55gr. M193 dated in the 80's. But I also dicovered two odd looking rounds. The haed stamp reads TW and 73, it has a roundish flat nose and is fmj. Any body know what this counld be?
Link Posted: 1/6/2002 8:11:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2002 8:13:03 PM EDT by gardenWeasel]
Twin Cities Arsenal made in 1973.
Link Posted: 1/7/2002 10:30:57 AM EDT
They are likely reloads. I am not aware of any USGI loadings like that.

Speer makes/made a 55 gr bullet like that for trappers - pelt damage is a big issue with these guys.

The bullet has a conventional ogive, with a 1/8" or so rounded nose.
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