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    7.92mm step

    Hi, has any one noticed a step in the body of wartime 7.92mm about 5mm below the shoulder? No signs of damage caused by forcing it into something too narrow! best to look at pics,probably make more of it, if it is ment to be stepped, why?
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    7.92

    Definitely should not be there. I think despite the lack of marks someone has tried to feed it into a smaller chamber.

    Incidentally, it is a Luftwaffe round, as by 1944 pretty well all the Wermacht SAA was steel cased.

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    I wonder if, after firing someone has re-sized the cartridge using the incorrect die? I have seen 3006 blank that has been resized to 7.92 creating a similar effect.
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    8mm

    Hi Hangerman,
    This thought crossed my mind late last night,so I eased out the bullet and found that it was a solid bronze 8mm Lebel bullet of 1916 vintage,so that idea went out the window! with a step like this it would have to of been re-sized smaller than the original calibre,I am still convinced that it has not been forced into something smaller
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    things could be worse. this is a 30-06 with a slight deformation.
    nobody seems to know how this happent, but some swearing was involved,
    I am quite sure.

    regards werner
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    Hi RNLMC,
    Seen this a lot from our wonderful rifle they issue to our troops,the SA80!!! where a case fails to extract & another attempts to feed,one of many problems with this horrid weopon
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    And to prove a point.....

    Quote Originally Posted by RNLMC View Post
    things could be worse. this is a 30-06 with a slight deformation.
    nobody seems to know how this happent, but some swearing was involved,
    I am quite sure.

    regards werner
    This happened this morning....... lots of swearing was involved!!!!

    Regards Tony
    Last edited by smle2009; 1st August 2009 at 11:39 PM.

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    !?!

    What were you trying to do?

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    Hi TonyE,
    Ummm what was I trying to do? I was trying not to laught at the irate squadie that this happened to! & he was just trying use his SA80!( I have a part time job out on S.P.T.A a couple of morning a week) he gladly donated the blank to me,but I am not going to put it where he sugested!!!
    Which brings me to something else I wanted to ask you,have you heard any thing on the grape vine about the army trying out new brands of ammo over the last couple of years? this blank is by SF(french).A lot of ammo from other manufactuers is turning up instead of RG,can give details if you are intrested,
    Also did you get my e-mail regarding the cast .45" drill round
    Cheers Tony

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    British 5.56

    Sorry, I have been a bit busy with work - very boring! I have answered your mail separately.

    We have been buying in 5.56 from several sources lately, including Santa Barbara in Spain and RUAG in Switzerland. If that was a French blank it must be a couple of years old at least as there is no ammo made in France any more. A few years ago I was shooting the FAMAS with some French Marine Infantry and they were issued RG ammo.

    Even the NRA at Bisley are now issuing RUAG traget ammo instead of RG.

    Cheers
    TonyE

 

 
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