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    Pre WW1 30-06 cartridges

    Difficult to find in nice condition are these pre war (WW1) 30-06 cartridges Click image for larger version

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    here is a clip of 30-03 cartridges for the ram rod bayonet Springfield 1903 cartridge. The case is longer than 30-06 and the bullet is the round nose 220 gr. Click image for larger version

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      #3
      Question...are the cannelures different between the 220grn projos on 30-40 vs 30-03?

      I have a bunch of range pickups I brought back from Gitmo with me. The old preWW2 rifle range impact area is now the golf course. I have a big bag of M1906/M1 ball fired projos with some 220s in there as well.

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        #4
        I have a small case neck crack in both an original 30-03 dated 1906 and a 30-40 Krag dated 1903, and was able to remove the bullets. There really is not a cannelure in either bullet (they are identical ) but more of a mark or ring on these bullets from the case neck which looks to be the same location.

        Also have some 220 gr bullets that my friend recovered from Ft Sheridan's rifle range, these appear to be 30 Krag bullets with three cannelures and of course rifled

        from looking at one 30-03 bullet and one 30-40 bullet from the 1903-1906 period they look identical - but things could have been different with the Krag bullets

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          #5
          Here are some photos of a 30 caliber 220 gr bullet that was recovered from the old 1000 yard range at Ft Sheridan. Before WW2, this range was open to the public on most weekends for long range shooting. There is a chance these 30 cal bullets with three cannelures are not military but civilian manufacture ? Click image for larger version  Name:	P1010009.JPG Views:	0 Size:	159.1 KB ID:	28975 Click image for larger version  Name:	P1010010.JPG Views:	0 Size:	153.5 KB ID:	28976

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            #6
            Interesting. I was an officer at a local range that dates back to the Spanish/American war. Once a 800 yard range but now at best a 300 yard range due to my city growing. I would love to dig into the impact berm as it hasn’t been touched since then.

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              #7
              Civil War battlefield recovered bullets Click image for larger version

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                #8
                Forgot to add, the bullets posted above are 58 cal mini balls. these were not fired but dropped (collector term)

                hollow base too

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                  #9
                  They look just like the ones I cast for my original 1863 rifle-musket. Funny thing about that. Lyman 580213 mold.
                  Jon

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