.30 NATO questions


#1

I found the following and would appreciate your help in identifying 1/7/9.
1/ Headstamp (+) SMI 89, non mag bullet
7/ M59 Ball, steel case (as M59 ball LC 55) but unloaded and see his head and “primer”??: official dummy or…
9/ and the last one: red plastic and brass case, no headstamp
The others NATO are Ok
Many thanks…



#2

The first one appears to be a reload with a monolithic solid brass bullet, maybe a Barnes one, but several makers produce similar bullets.
The case is undoubtely italian


#3

kriss, no. 1 is a reload using an A-Square Monolithic Solid 180 gr bullet made of bronze alloy. See this earlier thread: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=14920

No. 2 looks like an inert filled cartridge loaded with sodium Carbonate. More information here: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=15833

Regards,

Fede


#4

Many thanks Pivi , Fede
Now the °9?..