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Posted: 1/20/2008 7:51:17 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/20/2008 7:52:17 AM EST by brasidas]
I was walking the dog with one of my sons this morning, and he picked this bullet out of the gutter. It has some numbers on the base, but I can't read them.

Here is a picture of the bullet, next to a round of 30-06 ball on the left.



What is it?

My son says "Thanks!"
Link Posted: 1/20/2008 7:52:25 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/20/2008 7:53:39 AM EST by California_Kid]
Red X Improved.

Looks like 7.62x54R.
Link Posted: 1/20/2008 7:52:27 AM EST
it's the dreaded "red ex" cartridge, outlawed about the same time black talons were outlawed.

Link Posted: 1/20/2008 7:52:53 AM EST
looks like a 7.62x54R
Link Posted: 1/20/2008 7:53:09 AM EST
7.62x54R
Link Posted: 1/20/2008 7:53:13 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/20/2008 7:53:43 AM EST by XDBACKUPGUN]
7.62x54r?


ETA: 20 seconds too slow.

Link Posted: 1/20/2008 7:53:41 AM EST
7.62x54R would be my guess
Link Posted: 1/20/2008 7:53:43 AM EST
or .303 Brit. Hard to say without it in my hand.
Link Posted: 1/20/2008 7:55:21 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/20/2008 7:57:01 AM EST by Tolip]
Looks like it has too much neck for .303.

I'd put my money on 7.62x54R

Edit:
Here's a pic Google found for me:
Link Posted: 1/20/2008 7:55:52 AM EST

Originally Posted By santanatwo:
it's the dreaded "red ex" cartridge, outlawed about the same time black talons were outlawed.


what is a red ex
Link Posted: 1/20/2008 7:56:04 AM EST
As A child I picked up a rond from 3 inches of water on the shore of the lake we were fishing in....my father smacked my hand and told me...never pick up un-fired ammo out in the wild...bad things may happen....

we reload or buy our ammo....
Link Posted: 1/20/2008 8:08:03 AM EST
Thanks guys, it definately looks like Tolop's pic of the 7.62x54R.

BURN, I didn't smack my kid when he pick the round up, but he is leaning over my shoulder right now; do you think I should still smack him?
Link Posted: 1/20/2008 8:09:17 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/20/2008 8:09:30 AM EST by Archer36]

Originally Posted By BURN:
As A child I picked up a rond from 3 inches of water on the shore of the lake we were fishing in....my father smacked my hand and told me...never pick up un-fired ammo out in the wild...bad things may happen....

we reload or buy our ammo....

I picked up a 12ga shell unfired at the state game area, and I tossed it into my car

Let no round go unfired
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