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Posted: 12/17/2016 4:15:46 PM EST
I found three one pound bags of 0.38" buckshot. I looked at a buckshot size chart and 000 is the closest at 0.36.

Two of the bags have DAA numbers that are marked Special and though the DAA# is 1970 the dates on the bags is '68 and '69. One bag is unmarked.

I wonder what use the .mil would have had of loose odd-sized buckshot? .38 Special round ball loads maybe? But why?

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Originally Posted By 1srelluc:
I found three one pound bags of 0.38" buckshot. I looked at a buckshot size chart and 000 is the closest at 0.36.

Two of the bags have DAA numbers that are marked Special and though the DAA# is 1970 the dates on the bags is '68 and '69. One bag is unmarked.

I wonder what use the .mil would have had of loose odd-sized buckshot? .38 Special round ball loads maybe? But why?

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But 38 Special is .357... 
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 4:24:56 PM EST
That's pretty cool
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 4:25:46 PM EST
Interesting.

In for the explanation that someone is sure to have.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 4:26:15 PM EST
Canister shot?
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 4:29:46 PM EST
Was the M576 40mm round reloadable?

With the 8/68 date code on it it made me think of the buckshot round for the M79

I could be wrong and may be, but am in for answers
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 4:29:49 PM EST
Claymore filler.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 4:31:34 PM EST
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Originally Posted By jhereg:


But 38 Special is .357... 
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A read on a reloading forum that 000 seems to be the go-to for .38 Special RB loads.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 4:35:00 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BUE:
Claymore filler.
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I think that is steel shot.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 4:38:22 PM EST
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Originally Posted By wildearp:

I think that is steel shot.
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Steel shot that's a lot closer to being .22 in diameter than .38...
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 5:30:52 PM EST
Google says that four ought buckshot, #0000, is .38 diameter.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 7:04:09 PM EST
If it's pure lead, .36 Navy black powder pistol balls!
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 7:07:00 PM EST
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Originally Posted By MeestaSparkle:
Google says that four ought buckshot, #0000, is .38 diameter.
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Our resident Google search expert nailed it again

Where was it used and how many pellets, 6?
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 7:07:41 PM EST
I am going to guess something out of a rocket launcher from a Huey. Like fletchets, but round
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 7:08:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BUE:
Claymore filler.
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Claymores have steel shot not lead
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 7:30:01 PM EST
4/0 Buck.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 7:40:26 PM EST
I have seen 0000 buckshot, but loaded in a 10 gauge.

Perfect for your Ithaca Mag10 Roadblocker.

Link Posted: 12/17/2016 11:06:09 PM EST
I opened the unmarked bag enough to squeeze a few shot out and each buckshot weighs 82 grains and is 0.380.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 11:09:41 PM EST
I'll bet that they were used as weight and left in the bag. I've seen lead shot bags used as dead weight to lay on hydraulic lines and as counter weights in industry.

I don't think that Uncle Sam reloads.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 11:20:39 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Pangea:
I'll bet that they were used as weight and left in the bag. I've seen lead shot bags used as dead weight to lay on hydraulic lines and as counter weights in industry.

I don't think that Uncle Sam reloads.
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I don't think a one pound bag would be worth the effort for that application.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 12:16:46 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Pangea:
I'll bet that they were used as weight and left in the bag. I've seen lead shot bags used as dead weight to lay on hydraulic lines and as counter weights in industry.

I don't think that Uncle Sam reloads.
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USAMU disagrees.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 12:59:09 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Keekleberrys:
what is DAA. Is that like DODIC?
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Designated Approving Authority
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 7:39:18 AM EST
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Designated Approving Authority
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Originally Posted By Keekleberrys:
what is DAA. Is that like DODIC?


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Perhaps it was slated/approved for a Federal agency and not the .mil.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 3:01:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/18/2016 3:06:37 PM EST by TARFUN]
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Originally Posted By Pangea:
I'll bet that they were used as weight and left in the bag. I've seen lead shot bags used as dead weight to lay on hydraulic lines and as counter weights in industry.

I don't think that Uncle Sam reloads.
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I think this is correct. The number on the top is the old style NSN, and it is still active. It is referenced as a consumable item in TM 55-1520-210-23-1 Aviation Unit and Intermediate Maintenance Instructions: Army Model UH-1H/V/EH-1H/X Helicopter.



ETA: Does anybody know how to get the fucking retarded new site to let you post pictures from your media files?

Link Posted: 12/18/2016 3:30:21 PM EST
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Originally Posted By TARFUN:


I think this is correct. The number on the top is the old style NSN, and it is still active. It is referenced as a consumable item in TM 55-1520-210-23-1 Aviation Unit and Intermediate Maintenance Instructions: Army Model UH-1H/V/EH-1H/X Helicopter.

ETA: Does anybody know how to get the fucking retarded new site to let you post pictures from your media files?
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Originally Posted By TARFUN:
Originally Posted By Pangea:
I'll bet that they were used as weight and left in the bag. I've seen lead shot bags used as dead weight to lay on hydraulic lines and as counter weights in industry.

I don't think that Uncle Sam reloads.


I think this is correct. The number on the top is the old style NSN, and it is still active. It is referenced as a consumable item in TM 55-1520-210-23-1 Aviation Unit and Intermediate Maintenance Instructions: Army Model UH-1H/V/EH-1H/X Helicopter.

ETA: Does anybody know how to get the fucking retarded new site to let you post pictures from your media files?


Based on this chart of use, my guess is that these are used for something like a set-screw pad, or a hole sealing plug.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 3:48:06 PM EST
Might have been used as ballast.
An USAF member here had some 1.5"x6"x8" plates we are pretty sure were titanium, and they were used in radio mounts when a radio wasn't installed.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 3:57:59 PM EST
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