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    really heavy 30 cal bullet

    Photos show a 308 diameter bullet at 330 grs. this was a commercial manufactured bullet with lead core. Took me years to find out the reason.

    See if you can guess the reason ? Click image for larger version

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    #2
    Very unique......very cool!!
    My guess would be for some big game or safari hunting application so as to not have to purchase a whole different weapon, but rather maybe use an existing weapon in the common .308 cartridge that is already on hand. ????
    Welcome to the Addiction!

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      #3
      It was thought that Ernest Hemingway used some really heavy 30 cal bullets around 250gr or more in his G&H 1903 rifle for big game in Africa, but this 330 gr bullet was not used for hunting.

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        #4
        subsonic for use with silencers

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          #5
          Not used for subsonic/silencers

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            #6
            These extra heavy bullets were used by manufacturers to test production rifles in recoil. kind of rare to find, found out the answer from the advanced cartridge collector forum

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              #7
              Originally posted by RCS View Post
              It was thought that Ernest Hemingway used some really heavy 30 cal bullets around 250gr or more in his G&H 1903 rifle for big game in Africa, but this 330 gr bullet was not used for hunting.
              No true, he sank a submarine out in the Caribbean.....

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