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  • Unknown bullet, please help identifying.

    Posted by james on November 5, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    Unknown bullet, please help identifying.

    james replied 9 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 13 Replies
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  • 300blk300

    Guest
    November 5, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    The Remington Bronze Point (originally called the Brass Point) was one of several patented hunting bullets from the pre-WW2 years.

  • Revolutionary_Age987

    Guest
    November 5, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    Good old bronze point. the ballistic tip plastic capped wunder bullets trace their lineage back to it.

    Remington used to sell them as component bullets. I still have some 150 grain bullets in .30
    They’re more frangible for deer than I like.

    If I remember correctly Jack O’Connor recommended the 130 grain in the .270 as one of his go to choices.

  • 1c3b3rg

    Guest
    November 5, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    Remington 7.62x54R Bronze Point would be my guess.

  • Strelnikovas

    Guest
    November 5, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    The Finnish 7.62x53r takes a .308 or .309 bullet.

    Alternatively, a reloader may have just decided he wanted to shoot .308 bullets in his 7.62x54r, and used a different neck sizer.

  • StepVanity

    Guest
    November 5, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    Your guess is as good as mine. I have some similar bullets and I doubt they are anything new or exotic. The US provided Mosins and 54R ammo to the Czar way back and I think this is simply some sort of tipped bullet from that era. I’ve had some old 8x57R with elaborate hollow copper tip bullets with an imprint at the bullet base and scoring along the steel jacketing. My guess is that in the old days bullet making was more of an art.

  • WaffleSparks

    Guest
    November 5, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    Need a banana for accurate measurements.

  • Peacemkr45

    Guest
    November 5, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    If you want it through a Mosin, slug the barrel. I’ve seen some as tight as .308 and others as loose as .318/.319. I always refer to them as 30~ish caliber.

  • AM-64

    Guest
    November 5, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    Posted about these a while back in .30-06. They are Remington Bronze Point bullets. I don’t know if Remington ever factory loaded 7.62x54R with Bronze Points.

  • UstuckWHATinurAss

    Guest
    November 5, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    I believe that one is Jim. Certainly looks like a Jim to me.

  • Not_the_brightest

    Guest
    November 5, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    My favorite gun youtuber, FortunCookie45LC, [has a video about these.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esOM76P6vE4)

  • gogetter510

    Guest
    November 5, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    Man, that looks like a rimmed case, but I assume it’s not

  • MasterChedder

    Guest
    November 5, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    That’s interesting people are saying this projectile is from a generation or 2 ago when it is incredibly similar to M80A1 projectiles being used today.

  • Lexical305

    Guest
    November 5, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    I used a Remington 700 .308 when I was on the sniper team at my agency. If you were to use a 7.62 round in it, it will be less accurate. The 308 fits much tight in the chamber. The 7.62 , while looks the same but it is off just enough that in a 308 rifle, it is not seated as tight. It makes a huge difference when you have to be absolutely spot on several hundred yards away. Also makes a huge difference on your cold bore shots, which we had to do weekly and log in our sniper book. But if precise accuracy is not a concern, blow all the 7.62 if you are using a bolt made for a 308.

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