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What are these bullets??

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by dirtyd, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. dirtyd

    dirtyd Kenmore Active Member

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    So I got two bags of these in a trade with a lot of other reloading equipment but I have never seen a bullet like this. They are .224 and weigh about 50 grains the second bag weighs 55 grains. In the picture I have one setting next to a 60gr Hornady soft point .224.

    I originally thought unfinished bullets but i thought typically the excess was folded up and wrapped not left as some sort of hollow base?


    Thanks for any info!

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  2. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I think those are metal ear plugs:p
     
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  3. xlsbob

    xlsbob coos county Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    I'm gonna guess they are seconds. I've bought seconds in other calibers and found some odd looking stuff also
     
  4. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    They sure look larger in diameter than .224 but no matter. I suspect these are someones' unfinished or improperly made, home made bullets
     
  5. dirtyd

    dirtyd Kenmore Active Member

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    Must have been some type of weird perspective caused by my phone camera, they do appear larger in the photo. Either way, good to know, Ill probably just get rid of them then.
     
  6. filsonhand

    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Tracers minus the phosphorus:cool:
     
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  7. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    Looks like M196 tracers minus the tracer pellet. I wouldn't mind a few for my collection, I'll trade you 100 55gr FMJ bullets for 20 of 'em.
     
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  8. dirtyd

    dirtyd Kenmore Active Member

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    Interesting, well I have two different types. Shorter ones are around 50 grans, longer around 55 I believe. Would have to reweigh them.

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  9. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    M196/M856 Dunno exactly, I'd have to measure them.