30-06


#1

I wanted to ask if someone has information on this model of 30-06
I have never seen this type of ball
thanks
Giovanni


#2

Giovanni

That looks like a Rem-UMC Thomas Pointed bullet. It was what we would call today a VLD (Very Low Drag) target bullet. Furnished by Rem-Umc in both loaded ammo and as loose bullets for reloading.

You’ll also find 30-40 cartridges with the bullet.

Ray


#3

I agree with Ray. It was called “Hudson-Thomas” or “Hudson-Thomas Pointed” or just “Thomas” bullet. It was first used in .30-40 Krag about 1904. It was first used in .30-06 Match ammunition in 1908.


#4

Ron/Giovanni

I have a box of Remington-UMC bullets that is labeled:

[b].30 Cal 172 Grs
THOMAS POINTED
25 BULLETS

For U.S. Krag Army and
Winchester Rifles[/b]

I have heard them called “Pencil Pointed” also.

Ray


#5

Thanks
but does he treat therefore of an original loading (military?) or recharge?


#6

Giovanni–This bullet was a special match bullet. While it was used by the U.S. Army Match teams, it really is not a “Military” loading. The bullets and loaded cartridges were available to anyone.