30-06 for the Winchester experts


#1

I came across this 30-06 with headstamp
W.R.A. CO. .30 G 1906
The bullet seems to be a Winchester Pointed Expeanding Bullet (copper cap held by three lead locks)
But this is a hollow point version.
I hope my (lousy) pictures are good enough

Is this an original load or a home-made bullet version
Thanks
René


#2

Rene

Interesting. Does the hollow point go all the way through or is it more of a dimple? I’ve never seen one like that before. But, I’m not a Winchester exspurt either. Maybe Gary Ball would know?

Here’s a photo of the W.R.A. Protected Point bullet, sectioned. The cap was supposed to do two things. 1) Protect the lead tip, and 2) Collapse on impact and enhace expansion. I suppose adding a hollow point would further enhance expansion but it would seem strange that W.R.A. would do that after touting how great the P.P. bullet was.

Ray


#3

Hi Ray,

great picture.
The lead inside goes up to about 1MM from the tip of the bullet.
It is a vaguely visible in the first picture.
Maybe somebody just cut the tip of the bullet off. But it is done very well
and no sharp rims can be felt.

René