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    02-15-2018, 12:43 AM
    A gun shop my shooting buddy worked in in NC had a wooden box full of that old military .30/40 Krag ammo under the gunsmith's bench. All had split necks due to age. We pulled 20 bullets and loaded them in an 06 Springfield. Firing those was a...
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    02-07-2018, 11:09 PM
    Interesting score. Indeed there are frangibles in there as well as some blue tips which may be incendiary. Looks like a "made up" belt. Once visited a fellow who had some military ammo for sale. Visited and out back there was an old Plymouth...
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    02-05-2018, 03:25 PM
    The ones that we had in 1968 had a green tip. The front projectile was hollow based with exposed lead. The rear projectile had a jacketed base like a flat jacketed bullet on a slight bevel to allow dispersement or patterns away from the front...
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    02-04-2018, 03:28 PM
    Never saw any boxed duplex before (but I haven't seen everything yet). I have shot thousands of rounds of duplex in the M-60 and some though the mini-gun. Guess you'd have to pull one to find out for sure. All we used were painted and loaded 4/1...
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check