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19KSoldier19KSoldier Posts: 2 New Member
I found a bullet pretty much intact and i am unable to identify it, nor anyone on the team im with. help would be appreciated this is driving me crazy. my guess is possibly russian.

the left round is a 7.62 the middle one is unknown by me and the left is a .50 cal.

A right had twist is visible on the middle round waking me think that the round did not have a coating around it.

If you know what it is i will be greatly happy to hear it.


  • NNNN Posts: 25,235 Senior Member
    Welcome aboard, it looks like the steel core from a .50 cal or 12.7 mm armor piercing rnd.
  • 19KSoldier19KSoldier Posts: 2 New Member
    damn that looks right on i appreciate that
  • irondukeironduke Posts: 143 Member
    Yes. That's what it is. The copper jacket was torn off leaving just the steel penetrator. The rifling engraved on it is pushed in thru the copper jacket. I used to find these a lot back in my Armor Corps days. As a junior EM, I used to draw range clean-up detail a lot. Being a shooter I always looked for good samples of fired bullets. I have found these like your sample as well as complete bullets with jacket, and I even found some with the jacket in various states of being peeled back.
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