14.5 Spotter


#1

At a local gunshow yesterday I purchased a round similiar to the 14.5 X 51R Spotter, M183, Smoke Tracer, Instantaneous with the usual red tip. The rounds I have in my collection were all made by DAG and have aluminium cases. This new round uses a 72mm long bright yellow Fiocchi 20ga plastic shot shell with just the red tip of the projectile projecting from the end (O/A–85mm). Is this a legitimate Spotter round or has someone just put the projectile in this case so they could shot them in a 20ga gun. The guy had perhaps 200 of them.


#2

See lower left corner of their main webpage.

ammunitionstore.com/


#3

Keith–Yes,that is exactly what mine is.The only differance is that the projectile is not set flush with the case mouth but rather projects the amount of the red tip. I take it that this company or the company suppliying this company is doing what I suspected and just reloading the projectile into the 20ga shells for civalian consumpation and in no way are they an official load.


#4

yep