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.450 SA Ball Cartridges question as of valve.

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by explorerimports, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. explorerimports

    explorerimports WA Active Member

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    anyone know anything about this cartridges? what gun shoots ect

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    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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  3. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Well, they may be in cartridge boxes but they don't look like cartridges to me. At least not from these pictures. They might be 6.5mm bullets. The fact that someone labeled the boxes as .263 Dia might tend to bear this out.

    This rifle caliber bullet was more popular in former times then it is now but is still an effective bullet depending upon the cartridge and use.
     
  4. hermannr

    hermannr Okanogan Highlands Well-Known Member

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    .263 is an alternate for a 6.5. I used .264" (100gr, 120gr and 140gr), Sierra's in my Rem 700 as they are more accurate then the .263" and under.

    That said, those you have displayed have to be 160 grain (weigh them) they are so long, and the round nose? I have never seen anything like that, but that is what they have to be...160 grain 6.5mm (.263") bullets for any of the many 6.5mm rifles out there.
     
  5. explorerimports

    explorerimports WA Active Member

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    2012-10-12_20-02-39_196.jpg 2012-10-12_20-02-17_255.jpg 2012-10-12_20-02-08_405.jpg thanks for the information guys. I want to find someone that could use them. here are a few more pictures.

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  6. hermannr

    hermannr Okanogan Highlands Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I noticed that "punk" in the trailing edge. Almost like it was designed to smoke. If the round is not all lead and copper it may be only 140gr.

    I have a couple rifles that "could" use them, but I'm not shooting or reloading them any more...I'm just getting too shaky to do any bench rest any more (and those are not BR bullets). I pretty much limit myself to teaching the grandkids to shoot any more.
     
  7. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Just for the heck of it would you please touch it with a magnet and see what kind of attraction it has: if any?
     
  8. explorerimports

    explorerimports WA Active Member

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    It has no attraction to magnet on any area. I did see the fuzz scraped it off, think it was maybe the box fibers sticking to the what appears to be lead or similar soft metal.
     
  9. Robo

    Robo Olympic Peninsula Active Member

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    These are most likely 6.5 X 55 full metal jacket bullets for the Norwegian Krag Jorgensen or the Swedish Mauser military rifles. I've seen surplus 6.5 ammo with this shape bullet. They would be ok for target practice, but not an effective bullet for hunting.