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    Wanted to know...

    I have been watching some old videos of mine and was wondering about this: Does the shell casing on a U.S. made 105mm that holds the round up front. Do these get used again? Or any other field piece.

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    The U.S. has not been known for reloading any cases except for limited run experimental cases.
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    We have used old ejection and practice rounds for Counter IED training for soldiers but besides that they get scraped
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    Thanks guys.

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    We did re-load some 105mm fired drawn brass cases in Japan in the mid to late 1960's. A fairly large production run, but the practice is not typically done.

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    Thanks again friends of mine! Maybe what I am seeing is what looks like them doing it to the 105mm in a Firebase in Vietnam. Like I said before, thank you all my friends.

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    Maybe what you saw in the videos was the crew taking the projectle out of the case and snipping off propellant increments and putting the projectile back before firing???

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    That was it highlandotter. That is what I saw them doing and therefore reusing a case so that the projectile was just dropped in with all of those packets on a string. Than you very much for that answer as you were spot on.

 

 

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