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    Hi all collectors of ammo.

    I have recently come into possession of an inert round and would very much like a bit more information on this specimen.



    It seems be be similar to the 7.62x51 or .308 Winchester, but without the extractor groove.
    Berdan cased.
    Case length = 52.38mm
    Bullet diameter = 7.77mm

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    South African military 7.62x51 or also known as 308.

    I have several cases with that exact headstamp.

    Made in 1980, very good ammo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krieger View Post
    South African military 7.62x51 or also known as 308.

    I have several cases with that exact headstamp.

    Made in 1980, very good ammo.
    Rimless? This is something else by the looks of it. Agreed the case looks like RSA 7.62x51.

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    How would that case be extracted from a gun?!

    Interesting find mic!

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    Perhaps belt fed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WILDCARD View Post
    Perhaps belt fed?
    Once it is chambered it is not in the belt anymore, how does it extract?

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    Base looks machined, perhaps re-stamped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krieger View Post
    South African military 7.62x51 or also known as 308.

    I have several cases with that exact headstamp.

    Made in 1980, very good ammo.
    So post us a pic of yours then.
    Not all who wander are lost.

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    My (uneducated) guess would be that this one simply slipped through the QC, with the extractor groove missing. I have seen cases and ammo with other parts and features missing before...

    But it could have been assembled from reject components, just for the hell of it.

    It can surely not serve any usefull purpose, without the extractor groove?

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    wild card suggestion, some kind of belt fed blow back experiment .

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