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.303 Measurements

  • 31-08-2019 1:26pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,872 ✭✭✭ minktrapper


    Anybody know the diameter of a fired 303 bullet. Found a fired (I presume. No rifling on it) bullet so I am trying to identity it.


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 393 ✭✭ Ziggieire


    .308 of an inch or 7.62mm


  • Registered Users Posts: 180 ✭✭ GolfVI


    Depends on what 303, a .303 british is 7.92mm


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,872 ✭✭✭ minktrapper


    The one I have is 7.48mm.


  • Registered Users Posts: 356 ✭✭ ak51535


    Just measured one there, 7.92mm


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,872 ✭✭✭ minktrapper


    The one I have is 7.48mm.

    Could my one have corroded over the years. I presume it is from the 1920's.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 180 ✭✭ GolfVI


    Could my one have corroded over the years. I presume it is from the 1920's.

    Maybe post a picture , might help in identifying it


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,828 ✭✭✭✭ kowloon


    800px-.303_British.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,872 ✭✭✭ minktrapper


    Meant to follow up on this a long time ago. Photo here.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,223 ✭✭✭ Chiparus


    Could be WWI or WWII souvenir ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 61 ✭✭ EoghanS


    used to spend a fair amount of time combing the back of the butts, in a former life, it could be a 7.62 hard to tell by the images though


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,872 ✭✭✭ minktrapper


    The image is not great . I will try to get a better picture.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,997 ✭✭✭ deeksofdoom


    That looks more like 7.62 rather than a .303


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,872 ✭✭✭ minktrapper


    Found in the ground. No reasonable explanation as to why it should be there. No rifling marks on it. Or at least I cannot see any. Could the case have rotted off it and left the bullet. It is non magnetic so made from copper and maybe a lead interior.


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