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Posted: 12/13/2005 10:43:11 PM EDT
Take a look at the picture, the round in the middle in the one in question. Has a 00 LC Stamp and the bullet profile doesn't match anything else in the lot. Other two are 02 and 03 LC Stamped.

Picture is at: members.cox.net/quakeguy/XM855PD%20Bullet%20Pic.jpg

Do I have some uber tactical bullet in there? Or just a piece of junk?

Link Posted: 12/13/2005 10:50:22 PM EDT
got any shots of the nose point on? Looks like a screwball to me.
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 11:38:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/13/2005 11:39:07 PM EDT by MonkTx]
I'm guessing that the lead core was underweight and when it was swaged in the point forming die, it just didn't have enough material to fit in completely.

ETA: or maybe it is missing the penetrator.
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 11:39:27 PM EDT
better pull the bullet and do a pretzel check.
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 11:48:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DvlDog:
better pull the bullet and do a pretzel check.

Link Posted: 12/14/2005 12:21:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DvlDog:
better pull the bullet and do a pretzel check.



+1

it's a screwball round
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 3:08:53 AM EDT
IS that the new SS109 roundnose soft point for deer hunters using the ar in the brush?
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 6:30:08 AM EDT

Looks like a tracer that should be red tipped doesn't it?

Shok
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 9:13:13 AM EDT
XM855PD are Lake City QC rejects. No surprise here.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 9:44:57 AM EDT
I found one exactly like that in the case that I have. I haven't pulled it yet to check for a pretzel.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 9:49:09 AM EDT
Bump fire it underwater and report back, Jethro!
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 10:17:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By markm:
Bump fire it underwater and report back, Jethro!



Would there be one barrel length over another that would be more accurate for him to do that?
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 11:09:13 AM EDT
Depends on the twist rate!
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 11:16:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By markm:
Depends on the twist rate!



And the muzzle device.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 11:38:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By markm:
Depends on the twist rate!



Has to be 1/87
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 1:20:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bushwacker85:

Originally Posted By markm:
Depends on the twist rate!



Has to be 1/87



But even if you bump fire it under water with a 1/87 twist rate (Let's say with a 21" barrel), will it still yaw and fragment in ballistic gel at 172 yards?

I better head back to ammo oracle!!
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 1:44:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By chevyrulez1:

Originally Posted By Bushwacker85:

Originally Posted By markm:
Depends on the twist rate!



Has to be 1/87



But even if you bump fire it under water with a 1/87 twist rate (Let's say with a 21" barrel), will it still yaw and fragment in ballistic gel at 172 yards?

I better head back to ammo oracle!!



It will fragment if it is a left-hand twist. But the barrel must be a gov't profile 21.5". Oh, and it must also be a Colt.
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